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1950s Horror Movies

Public list by WPS with 152 movies or TV shows/series

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Dracula(1958)

1h 22min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 244 votes)

After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle, the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker's friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost.

The Fly(1958)

NR
| 1h 34min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.5/5 (with 220 votes)

Industrialist François Delambre is called late at night by his sister-in-law, Helene Delambre, who tells him that she has just killed her husband, André. Reluctant at first, she eventually explains to the police that André invented a matter transportation apparatus and, while experimenting on himself, a fly entered the chamber during the matter transference.

The Night of the Hunter(1955)

NR
| 1h 33min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 647 votes)

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

Godzilla(1954)

NR
| 1h 36min | Thriller, Horror, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 386 votes)

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships are sunk near Odo Island. An expedition to the island led by Dr. Yemani soon discover something far more devastating than imagined in the form of a 50 meter tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well.

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!(1956)

NR
| 1h 21min | Science Fiction, Horror
3.3/5 (with 99 votes)

During an assignment, foreign correspondent Steve Martin spends a layover in Tokyo and is caught amid the rampage of an unstoppable prehistoric monster the Japanese call 'Godzilla'. The only hope for both Japan and the world lies on a secret weapon, which may prove more destructive than the monster itself.

Them!(1954)

3.4/5 (with 171 votes)

As a result of nuclear testing, gigantic, ferocious mutant ants appear in the American desert southwest, and a father-daughter team of entomologists join forces with the state police officer who first discovers their existence, an FBI agent and, eventually, the US Army to eradicate the menace, before it spreads across the continent, and the world.

Creature from the Black Lagoon(1954)

3.5/5 (with 329 votes)

When scientists exploring the Amazon River stumble on a “missing link” connecting humans and fish, they plan to capture it for later study. But the Creature has plans of his own, and has set his sights on the lead scientist's beautiful fiancée, Kay.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame(1956)

PG
| 1h 55min | Drama, History
3.3/5 (with 44 votes)

Paris, 1482. Today is the festival of the fools, taking place like each year in the square outside Cathedral Notre Dame. Among jugglers and other entertainers, Esmeralda, a sensuous gypsy, performs a bewitching dance in front of delighted spectators. From up in a tower of the cathedral, Frollo, an alchemist, gazes at her lustfully. Later in the night, Frollo orders Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer and his faithful servant, to kidnap Esmeralda. But when the ugly freak comes close to her is touched by the young woman's beauty...

Diabolique(1955)

1h 57min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 387 votes)

The cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, is murdered by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle's corpse mysteriously disappears.

The Thing from Another World(1951)

NR
| 1h 27min | Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 260 votes)

Scientists and US Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while investigating at a remote arctic outpost.

Rodan(1956)

PG
| 1h 12min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 64 votes)

Mining engineer Shigeru investigates the disappearance and death of his fellow coworkers when prehistoric nymphs are discovered emerging from the mines. After an attack on the local village, Shigeru heads deeper into the mines only to make a more horrifying discovery in the form a prehistoric flying creature. Soon a second monster appears as the two converge in Fukuoka.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1956)

NR
| 1h 20min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 442 votes)

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

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Revenge of the Creature(1955)

2.9/5 (with 54 votes)

In a tributary of the Amazon, a monster – half-man, half-fish – is captured and placed in a reservoir in a Florida national park to be observed by scientists.

House of Wax(1953)

1h 30min | Horror, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 135 votes)

A New York sculptor who opens a wax museum to showcase the likenesses of famous historical figures runs into trouble with his business partner, who demands that the exhibits become more extreme in order to increase profits.

The Incredible Shrinking Man(1957)

3.7/5 (with 200 votes)

A dangerous combination of radiation and insecticide causes the unfortunate Scott Carey to shrink, slowly but surely, until he is only a few inches tall. His home becomes a wilderness where he must survive everything from spiders living in the cellar to his beloved cat.

Night of the Demon(1957)

NR
| 1h 36min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 110 votes)

American professor John Holden arrives in London for a conference on parapsychology only to discover that the colleague he was supposed to meet was killed in a freak accident the day before. It turns out that the deceased had been investigating a cult lead by Dr. Julian Karswell. Though a skeptic, Holden is suspicious of the devil-worshiping Karswell. Following a trail of mysterious manuscripts, Holden enters a world that makes him question his faith in science.

Plan 9 from Outer Space(1959)

NR
| 1h 19min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.1/5 (with 223 votes)

In California, an old man grieves the loss of his wife and on the next day he also dies. However, the space soldier Eros and her mate Tanna use an electric device to resurrect them both and the strong Inspector Clay that was murdered by the couple. Their intention is not to conquest Earth but to stop mankind from developing the powerful bomb “Solobonite” that would threaten the universe. When the population of Hollywood and Washington DC sees flying saucers on the sky, a colonel, a police lieutenant, a commercial pilot, his wife and a policeman try to stop the aliens.

The Bad Seed(1956)

NR
| 2h 9min | Thriller, Mystery, Horror, Drama
3.6/5 (with 101 votes)

Air Force Colonel Kenneth Penmark and his wife, Christine, dote on their daughter, Rhoda -- as does their lonely landlady, Monica Breedlove. But self-centered Rhoda has a secret tendency for selfishness and loves to accumulate gifts, whether given or stolen, in her room. Christine keeps her knowledge of her daughter's darker side to herself, but when a schoolmate of Rhoda's dies mysteriously, her self-deception unravels.

The Blob(1958)

NR
| 1h 26min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 246 votes)

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve and his best girl, Jane, as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man, then it growing to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave refuses to believe the kids without proof.

Directed by Irvin Yeaworth - With Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Olin Howland, Earl Rowe, Hugh Graham, 1st Baron Atholstan, John Benson, ...

The Curse of Frankenstein(1957)

NR
| 1h 22min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 119 votes)

Baron Victor Frankenstein has discovered life's secret and unleashed a blood-curdling chain of events resulting from his creation: a cursed creature with a horrid face — and a tendency to kill.

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman(1958)

2.4/5 (with 59 votes)

When an abused wife grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind.

Invaders from Mars(1953)

3.0/5 (with 74 votes)

In the early hours of the night, young David Maclean sees a flying saucer land and disappear into the sand dunes just beyond his house. Slowly, all of the adults, including his once loving parents, begin to act strangely.

It Came from Outer Space(1953)

NR
| 1h 21min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 82 votes)

Author & amateur astronomer John Putnam and schoolteacher Ellen Fields witness an enormous meteorite come down near a small town in Arizona, but Putnam becomes a local object of scorn when, after examining the object up close, he announces that it is a spacecraft, and that it is inhabited...

It Came from Beneath the Sea(1955)

NR
| 1h 19min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Horror
2.8/5 (with 38 votes)

A giant octopus, whose feeding habits have been affected by radiation from H-Bomb tests, rises from the Mindanao Deep to terrorize the California Coast.

The Quatermass Xperiment(1955)

3.4/5 (with 79 votes)

The first manned spacecraft, fired from an English launchpad, is first lost from radar, then roars back to Earth and crashes in a farmer's field, and is found to contain only one of the three men who took off in it; and he is unable to talk but appears to be undergoing a torturous physical and mental metamorphosis.

The Abominable Snowman(1957)

1h 25min | Adventure, Horror
3.1/5 (with 43 votes)

A kindly English botanist and a gruff American promoter lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.

The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues(1955)

NR
| 1h 20min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.1/5 (with 13 votes)

A marine biologist and a government agent investigate mysterious deaths and rumors of a sea monster in a secluded ocean cove, and find themselves involved with a marine biology professor conducting secretive experiments, international spies trying to steal his secrets, a radioactive light on the sea bottom, and the malevolent thing which guards it.

Directed by Dan Milner - With Kent Taylor

Tarantula(1955)

3.2/5 (with 111 votes)

A lone-wolf scientist sequestered in a mansion near a small desert town arouses the suspicion of the town's doctor when his lab assistant is found dead from a case of acromegaly which took only four days to develop. As the doctor investigates, aided by the scientist's new, and very female, assistant, they discover that, far worse, something much larger and hungrier than it ever should be, is devouring local cattle - and humans - in increasingly large quantities.

The Revenge of Frankenstein(1958)

3.4/5 (with 53 votes)

Baron Frankenstein, working under the protective pseudonym Dr. Victor Stein, together with his assistant Dr. Kleve, transplants a dwarf's brain into another body and unleashes a deranged being.

The Giant Claw(1957)

NR
| 1h 15min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.5/5 (with 32 votes)

Global panic ensues when it is revealed that a mysterious UFO is actually a giant turkey-like bird that flies at supersonic speed and has no regard for life or architecture.

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