The 19 Best Horror Movies of 1964

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1). Kwaidan (1964)

Score: 8.35/10 IMDB: 8.0/10 Trailer
This film contains four distinct, separate stories. "Black Hair": A poor samurai who divorces his true love to marry for…
Director: Masaki Kobayashi
Stars: Toshio Fukuhara, Michiko Nakahata, Kenzô Tanaka, Kei Satô, Misako Watanabe

2). Onibaba (1964)

Score: 8.15/10 IMDB: 8.0/10 Trailer
In the Fourteenth Century, during a civil war in Japan, a middle-aged woman and her daughter-in-law survive in a hut…
Directors: Kaneto Shindô, Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Someshô Matsumoto, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Jûkichi Uno, Kei Satô

3). Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Score: 7.95/10 IMDB: 7.3/10 Trailer
Isabella, a young model is murdered by a mysterious masked figure at a boarding house run by Max Morlan and…
Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Harriet Medin, Goffredo Unger, Massimo Righi, Giuliano Raffaelli, Paul Frees

4). Strait-Jacket (1964)

Score: 7.8/10 IMDB: 6.8/10 Trailer
Lucy Harbin has been in an asylum for twenty years after axing her husband and his mistress during a crime…
Director: William Castle
Stars: George Kennedy, Howard Hoffman, Diane Baker, Lee Majors, Joan Crawford

5). The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

Score: 7.2/10 IMDB: 6.6/10 Trailer
Some years after having buried his beloved wife Ligea, Verden Fell meets and eventually marries the lovely Lady Rowena. Fell…
Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Fred Wood, Vincent Price, Richard Vernon, Penelope Lee, Elizabeth Shepherd

6). The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Score: 7/10 IMDB: 6.9/10 Trailer
When a plague devastated life on Earth, the population died or became a sort of zombie living in the dark.…
Directors: Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow
Stars: Vincent Price, Carolyn De Fonseca, Giuseppe Mattei, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Umberto Raho

7). The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Score: 6.9/10 IMDB: 7.1/10 Trailer
The evil Prince Prospero is riding through the Catania village when he sees that the peasants are dying of Red…
Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Gaye Brown, Fred Wood, Vincent Price, Nigel Green, Robert Brown

8). At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964)

Score: 6.85/10 IMDB: 7.0/10 Trailer
In a small town, the creepy and violent gravedigger Zé do Caixão is feared by the locals. Zé do Caixão…
Directors: José Mojica Marins, José Mojica Marins
Stars: Laércio Laurelli, José Mojica Marins, Luiz Gonçalves, Geraldo Bueno, Magda Mei

9). The Gorgon (1964)

Score: 6.25/10 IMDB: 6.5/10 Trailer
In early-twentieth-century middle-Europe, villagers are literally becoming petrified. Although the authorities try to hush the matter up, it is apparent…
Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Patrick Troughton, Barbara Shelley, Joyce Hemson

10). Nightmare (1964)

Score: 5.52/10 IMDB: 6.7/10 Trailer
Janet is a young student at a private school; her nights are troubled by horrible dreams in which she sees…
Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Timothy Bateson, George A. Cooper, John Welsh, Clytie Jessop, Isla Cameron

11). Dogora (1964)

Score: 5.46/10 IMDB: 5.8/10 Trailer
Several satellites have been destroyed without explanation. A few days later, a group of diamond thieves are thwarted when the…
Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Robert Dunham, Keiko Sawai, Haruo Nakajima, Shôichi Hirose

12). The Night Walker (1964)

Score: 5.43/10 IMDB: 6.5/10 Trailer
A wealthy woman is terrorized by recurring dreams regarding her jealous, blind husband who supposedly burned to death in a…
Director: William Castle
Stars: Robert Taylor, Lloyd Bochner, Paul Frees, Paulle Clark, Hayden Rorke

13). Night of the Vampires (1964)

Score: 5.34/10 IMDB: 5.6/10
The German police cannot solve the mystery of the seven murders which have alarmed the local villagers. They call in…
Director: Ákos Ráthonyi
Stars: Karin Field, Wolfgang Preiss, Adrian Hoven, Erika Remberg, Carl Möhner

14). Blood Is the Color of Night (1964)

Score: 5.29/10 IMDB: 5.5/10
This weird and chilling tale of vampires and the undead seeking to bring their kind back to life features the…
Director: Gerardo de Leon
Stars: Frank Saavedra, Jess Buenaflor, Vic Diaz, Evelyn Shreve, Paquito Salcedo

15). Curse of the Blood Ghouls (1964)

Score: 5/10 IMDB: 5.0/10
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Director: Roberto Mauri
Stars: Walter Brandi, Graziella Granata, Luigi Batzella, Dieter Eppler, Edda Ferronao

16). Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)

Score: 4.75/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
The citizens of the southern town Pleasant Valley lure six Yankee tourists into town where they are to be the…
Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: William Kerwin, Charles Glore, Stanley Dyrector, Connie Mason, Jerome Eden

17). The Horror of Party Beach (1964)

Score: 3.76/10 IMDB: 2.8/10 Trailer
While the hot-rodders and motorcyclists are having a rock-and-roll beach party, a barrel of radioactive material is unloaded from a…
Director: Del Tenney
Stars: Wayne Tippit, Robin Boston Barron, John Scott, John Becker, Alice Lyon

18). Face of the Screaming Werewolf (1964)

Score: 3.57/10 IMDB: 2.5/10 Trailer
Experimenting in hypnotic regression to past lives, Dr. Edmund Redding of the Cowan Institute in Pasadena has discovered that Ann…
Directors: Jerry Warren, Gilberto Martínez Solares, Rafael Portillo
Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Steve Conte, George Mitchell, Chuck Niles, Alfredo Wally Barrón

19). Devil Doll (1964)

Score: 3.05/10 IMDB: 4.1/10 Trailer
Vorelli is a ventriloquist & hypnotist, with an amazing dummy, Hugo. Vorelli meets and pursues a beautiful heiress (Marianne); he…
Director: Lindsay Shonteff
Stars: Sadie Corre, Philip Ray, Yvonne Romain, Francis De Wolff, Heidi Erich

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19 List of 1964 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 1964

Looking for the best 1964 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1964 are "Kwaidan (1964), Onibaba (1964), Blood and Black Lace (1964), Strait-Jacket (1964), and The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1964 is Kwaidan (1964) scoring 8.35/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 12,250 votes for this movie. Starring in Kwaidan (1964) is Toshio Fukuhara, Michiko Nakahata, Kenzô Tanaka, Kei Satô, and Misako Watanabe. Director Masaki Kobayashi did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1964 best horror film which was remarkable.Kwaidan (1964) is in Horror, Drama, and Fantasy movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1964 The next best 1964 horror movie is Onibaba (1964) with a score of 8.15/10 stars. Nobuko Otowa, Someshô Matsumoto, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Jûkichi Uno, and Kei Satô star in "Onibaba (1964)". Onibaba (1964) is directed by Kaneto Shindô, and Kaneto Shindô and has over 13,040 IMDB votes. You can find Onibaba (1964) in Horror, and Drama movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1964, and we hope you enjoy the 19 movies on our list of good 1964 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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