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1950s Horror Movies

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Night of the Demon(1957)

NR
| 1h 36min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 81 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.

Dracula(1958)

1h 22min | Horror
3.7/5 (with 188 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.

Godzilla(1954)

3.8/5 (with 297 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.

Creature from the Black Lagoon(1954)

3.5/5 (with 236 votes)

A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love.

The Night of the Hunter(1955)

NR
| 1h 33min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 544 votes)

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

The Thing From Another World(1951)

NR
| 1h 27min | Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 193 votes)

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

Diabolique(1955)

1h 57min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 308 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 Mummy(1959)

NR
| 1h 26min | Horror
3.5/5 (with 73 votes)

One by one the archaeologists who discover the 4,000-year-old tomb of Princess Ananka are brutally murdered. Kharis, high priest in Egypt 40 centuries ago, has been brought to life by the power of the ancient gods and his sole purpose is to destroy those responsible for the desecration of the sacred tomb. But Isobel, wife of one of the explorers, resembles the beautiful princess, forcing the speechless and tormented monster to defy commands and abduct Isobel to an unknown fate.

The Curse of Frankenstein(1957)

NR
| 1h 22min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.5/5 (with 86 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.

Invaders from Mars(1953)

3.1/5 (with 62 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.

The Fly(1958)

NR
| 1h 34min | Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
3.6/5 (with 169 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.

House of Wax(1953)

1h 30min | Horror, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 103 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.

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Rodan(1956)

PG
| 1h 12min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 52 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.

Return of the Fly(1959)

NR
| 1h 20min | Drama, Horror, Science Fiction
3.0/5 (with 75 votes)

Fifteen years after his father's experiments with matter transmission fail, Philippe Delambre and his uncle François attempt to create a matter transmission device on their own. However, their experiments have disastrous results, turning Philippe into a horrible half-man, half-fly creature.

Them!(1954)

3.4/5 (with 130 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.

The Bad Seed(1956)

NR
| 2h 9min | Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 84 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.

Plan 9 from Outer Space(1959)

NR
| 1h 19min | Horror, Science Fiction
2.1/5 (with 186 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.

House on Haunted Hill(1959)

NR
| 1h 15min | Horror, Crime, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 157 votes)

Frederick Loren has invited five strangers to a party of a lifetime. He is offering each of them $10,000 if they can stay the night in a house. But the house is no ordinary house. This house has a reputation for murder. Frederick offers them each a gun for protection. They all arrived in a hearse and will either leave in it $10,000 richer or leave in it dead!

Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1956)

NR
| 1h 20min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 340 votes)

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

The Revenge of Frankenstein(1958)

3.4/5 (with 44 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 Hound of the Baskervilles(1959)

NR
| 1h 27min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror
3.5/5 (with 93 votes)

When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!(1956)

NR
| 1h 21min | Science Fiction, Horror
3.5/5 (with 80 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.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame(1956)

PG
| 1h 55min | Drama, History
3.3/5 (with 32 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...

The Blob(1958)

NR
| 1h 26min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 195 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, ...

It Came from Outer Space(1953)

NR
| 1h 21min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 64 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...

Revenge of the Creature(1955)

2.9/5 (with 41 votes)

Men from an oceanarium capture the Creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Tarantula(1955)

3.2/5 (with 86 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 Incredible Shrinking Man(1957)

3.8/5 (with 149 votes)

While on a boating trip, Scott Carey is exposed to a radioactive cloud. Nothing seems amiss at first, but several months later Scott realizes that he's shrunk in height by several inches. He sees a doctor, who admits that he's baffled. As Scott continues to shrink, decreasing to three feet tall, he becomes bitter, and lashes out at his wife, Louise. He begins to fear a cure will never be found -- since even as he becomes a national sensation, he's still shrinking.

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman(1958)

2.4/5 (with 43 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.

The Tingler(1959)

1h 22min | Horror
3.2/5 (with 47 votes)

After much hard work, a pathologist discovers and captures a creature that lives in every vertebrate and grows when fear grips its host. "Scream for your lives!".

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