13 1960's Horror Movies That Are Still Terrifying Today


There's nothing better during the month of October than watching spooky movies. Maybe pumpkins and hot tea come close but watching scary films has been a love of mine for ages. Horror films have progressed a lot through the years. During the 1960's horror films went from campy to psychological. They playing on more on what the mind thought was there rather than an actual monster hiding in your closet. 

1960's horror films also played on the idea of innocence lost as a part of its scare factor. The naive person getting caught in a nightmare they don't quite understand. In many of the films I listed here the innocent characters usually go on a journey that typical doesn't always end well. 1960's horror showed the viewer that it isn't always things that go bump in the night that can scare us but the fear of not understanding what is going on around us. 

Some of my favorite horror films from the 1960's are Peeping Tom (1960), The Birds (1963), and Night of the Living Dead (1968). I can watch a good spooky film anytime during the year but there is something extra special about watching it during the month of Halloween. The changing of the leaves and cool weather just make you want to cuddle up in front of a tv screen and watch something that  will spook you out. How many of these 1960's horror movies have you seen? What are some of your favorites?

Psycho (1960)

Village of the Damned (1960)

Eyes Without a Face (1960)

Peeping Tom (1960)

The Innocents (1961)

Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

Carnival of Souls (1962)

The Birds (1963)

The Haunting (1963)

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Eye of the Cat (1969)

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