The 18 Best Horror Movies of 1966

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1). Operazione paura (1966)

Score: 7.8/10 IMDB: 7.1/10 Trailer
Dr. Eswai is called by Inspector Kruger to a small village to perform an autopsy on a woman who has…
Director: Mario Bava
Stars: Anthony La Penna, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Erika Blanc, Fabienne Dali, Piero Lulli

2). Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

Score: 7.58/10 IMDB: 6.8/10 Trailer Review
Two couples traveling in eastern Europe decide to visit Karlsbad despite dire local warnings. Left outside the village by a…
Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, George Woodbridge, Fred Wood, Barbara Shelley

3). The Plague of the Zombies (1966)

Score: 7.35/10 IMDB: 6.7/10 Trailer
Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and…
Director: John Gilling
Stars: Fred Wood, Peter Diamond, Michael Ripper, Reg Harding, Roy Lansford

4). Incubus (1966)

Score: 6.65/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer
Kia is a succubus, luring to their final perdition men who already have sinful habits and libertine inclinations. She tires…
Director: Leslie Stevens
Stars: William Shatner, Allyson Ames, Eloise Hardt, Robert Fortier, Ann Atmar

5). The Reptile (1966)

Score: 6.1/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer
Harry Spalding and his wife Valerie inherit a cottage in a small country village after his brother mysteriously dies. The…
Director: John Gilling
Stars: George Woodbridge, Charles Lloyd Pack, Michael Ripper, Jim O'Brady, Ernie Rice

6). Daimajin (1966)

Score: 6.03/10 IMDB: 6.8/10 Trailer
A samurai lord of a once peaceful village was murdered by one of his own men. The traitor then claims…
Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Stars: Tatsuo Endô, Tatsuo Endô, Hideo Kuroki, Eigorô Onoe, Jun Fujimaki

7). The Diabolical Dr. Z (1966)

Score: 6.03/10 IMDB: 6.8/10 Trailer
Woman seeks to avenge her father's death by using a local dancer, with long poisonous fingernails, to do her bidding.
Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Rafael Hernández, Lucía Prado, Cris Huerta, Mabel Karr, Antonio Jiménez Escribano

8). Chamber of Horrors (1966)

Score: 5.63/10 IMDB: 6.1/10 Trailer
A one-handed madman (he lost the hand while escaping a hanging) uses various detachable devices as murder weapons to gain…
Director: Hy Averback
Stars: Jack Shea, Berry Kroeger, Richard O'Brien, Lars Hensen, Kathryn Janssen

9). The Psychopath (1966)

Score: 5.57/10 IMDB: 6.0/10 Trailer
Inspector Holloway is investigating a series of brutal murders in which a doll of each victim is found at the…
Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Peter Diamond, Juba Kennerley, John Harvey, Thorley Walters, John Standing

10). The Witches (1966)

Score: 5.45/10 IMDB: 5.9/10 Trailer
An English school missionary assigned in an African village has a run in with the local witch doctor and suffers…
Director: Cyril Frankel
Stars: Duncan Lamont, Bryan Marshall, Yemi Goodman Ajibade, Harold Coyne, Kitty Atwood

11). The War of the Gargantuas (1966)

Score: 5.38/10 IMDB: 6.4/10 Trailer
An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature that is…
Director: Ishirô Honda
Stars: Gorô Mutsumi, Kenji Sahara, Haruo Nakajima, Kôzô Nomura, Yoshifumi Tajima

12). Island of Terror (1966)

Score: 5.29/10 IMDB: 6.2/10 Trailer
A small island community is overrun with creeping, blobbish, tentacled monsters which liquefy and digest the bones from living creatures.…
Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Guy Standeven, Niall MacGinnis, Joyce Hemson, Charles Price

13). Circus of Fear (1966)

Score: 5.23/10 IMDB: 5.4/10 Trailer
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Directors: John Llewellyn Moxey, Werner Jacobs
Stars: Christopher Lee, Fred Wood, George Fisher, Klaus Kinski, Lawrence James

14). The Deadly Bees (1966)

Score: 4.08/10 IMDB: 3.5/10 Trailer
Pop singer Vicki Robbins collapses from exhaustion while shooting the 1960s equivalent of a music video, and her physician prescribes…
Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Frank Finlay, Percy Edwards, Michael Gwynn, John Harvey, Maurice Good

15). The Projected Man (1966)

Score: 4.03/10 IMDB: 3.3/10 Trailer
A scientist experimenting with matter transmission from place to place by means of a laser beam suddenly decides to use…
Directors: Ian Curteis, John Croydon
Stars: John Watson, Joan MacDonald, Bryant Haliday, Sam Kydd, Terry Scully

16). The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966)

Score: 3.8/10 IMDB: 2.9/10 Trailer
Operation Deep Freeze, a scientific expedition to Antarctica discovers unusual tree specimens. When specimens are shipped out for further study,…
Directors: Michael A. Hoey, Jon Hall, Arthur C. Pierce
Stars: Red West, David Brandon, Garrett Myles, Russ Bender, Paul Rhone

17). Curse of the Swamp Creature (1966)

Score: 3.63/10 IMDB: 2.6/10
Deep in the rural swamps of Texas the mad Dr. Simond Trent is conducting experiments on the local swamp people…
Director: Larry Buchanan
Stars: Bill Thurman, Patrick Cranshaw, Tony Huston, Cal Duggan, Roger Ready

18). Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966)

Score: 2.2/10 IMDB: 3.0/10 Trailer
Legendary outlaw of the Old West Jesse James, on the run from Marshal MacPhee, hides out in the castle of…
Director: William Beaudine
Stars: John Lupton, Duke Fishman, Roger Creed, Narda Onyx, Herman Hack

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18 List of 1966 Horror Films Worth Watching!

Best Horror Movies of 1966

Looking for the best 1966 horror movies? At the top of our list of the best horror movies of 1966 are "Operazione paura (1966), Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966), The Plague of the Zombies (1966), Incubus (1966), and The Reptile (1966)." Our top list is an average of our review scores, Hell Horror viewers, and a few other sources.

The best horror film of 1966 is Operazione paura (1966) scoring 7.8/10 stars with our combined scores. IMDB already has over 4,910 votes for this movie. Starring in Operazione paura (1966) is Anthony La Penna, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Erika Blanc, Fabienne Dali, and Piero Lulli. Director Mario Bava did a phenomenal job treating us with this 1966 best horror film which was remarkable.Operazione paura (1966) is in Horror, and Mystery movie genres.

Next Best Horror Movies of 1966 The next best 1966 horror movie is Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) with a score of 7.58/10 stars. Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, George Woodbridge, Fred Wood, and Barbara Shelley star in "Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)". Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) is directed by Terence Fisher and has over 7,750 IMDB votes. You can find Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) in Horror movie genres.

These are the best horror films of 1966, and we hope you enjoy the 18 movies on our list of good 1966 horror movies sorted best to worst.

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