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Does anyone know some great 50's or 60's horror/scifi films?

Asked by shpadoinkle_sue (7188points) March 31st, 2010

Like War of the World or On the Beach. I think they’re funner and more interesting than some stuff out today. It can be from any country, somewhere within the 50’s or 60’s, and maybe a link or description would be great.

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DarkScribe's avatar

No, I have never been able to sit through one without bursting into laughter. I believe that they used to scare the girls though.

Vunessuh's avatar

The Thing From Another World
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Village of the Damned
Creature from the Black Lagoon
The Little Shop of Horrors
Day the World Ended
The Last Man on Earth
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Curse of Frankenstein
The Blob
The Fly
The Tingler

All of these are considered horror and sci-fi.

ucme's avatar

In Britain from the mid 50’s right through to the seventies Hammer Horrors produced many classic movies.Dracula,Frankenstein,Werewolf to name a few.Legends of the cinema started out here, Peter Cushing & Christopher Lee made their name in such movies.I wouldn’t say they were great movies but well worth a watch.

tb1570's avatar

Yeah, “The Blob”!!! And definitely “Creature from the Black Lagoon.” And just about anything with Bela Lugosi or Lon Cheney (Jr.or Sr.) And don’t forget “The Spider.”

ucme's avatar

I remember a young Steve Mcqueen making his debut in The Blob.I hasten to add well before my time. I just recall hearing about it okay!!

Brian1946's avatar

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.

When I first saw the marquee for this movie it looked like this: Attack Of The 50FT Woman.

As we were driving by it looked like it said, Attack of the SOFT Woman. :-p

JeffVader's avatar

Quatermass and the Pit….. awesome movie!

john65pennington's avatar

Killer Tomatoes will have you sweating in your seat.

Cruiser's avatar

Anything by Lon Chaney jr. is classic scary stuff and a great place to start.

MacBean's avatar

The Haunting (1963) is THE best horror movie ever. I’m not even kidding. Other recommendations that haven’t been mentioned yet:

- House of Wax (1953)
The Bad Seed (1956)
House on Haunted Hill (1958)
Psycho (1960)
13 Ghosts (1960)

CaptainHarley's avatar

And don’t forget that incredible classic, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! : D

Supacase's avatar

The Birds for sure!

filmfann's avatar

If you’re looking for Schlock:
The Beginning Of The End (with the climatic ending of cockroaches climbing a picture of a building).
Robot Monster (One of the 5 worst movies ever.)
The Amazing Collossal Man and it’s sequel Collossal Beast. Used to be my favorite films.
Son Of Godzilla
The Horror of Party Beach

If you are looking for great 50’s and 60’s SciFi and horror:
The Day The Earth Stood Still

boffin's avatar

You got The Tingler. Great Answer, but how could you miss Gorgo?

Factotum's avatar

Don’t miss Plan 9 From Outer Space. It’s…special.

MacBean's avatar

@Factotum: It’s classic.

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