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Old 09-27-06, 12:25 PM
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Recommend me some 50's/60's Horror films

I'm trying to get together a list of horror films (for the October Halloween Film challenge) that were made in the 50's/60's - specifically those that might exist as double feature DVD's. If there are some films that have not been released on DVD but are available on VHS - that's fine as well.
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I guess this would be a start:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=3197
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Old 09-27-06, 07:44 PM
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Carnival Of Souls
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Old 09-28-06, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by alfonsosoriano
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Not if you want him to stay awake.
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Old 09-28-06, 08:41 PM
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If you're into giant mutant insects, Them! is a must. Not only is it fun but has one helluva transfer. I believe it's available as a double-bill with The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (which is another fav of mine).
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Old 09-28-06, 10:56 PM
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Diabolique
Psycho
Horrors of the Black Museum
Circus of Horros
Peeping Tom
All the Mario Bava films from the 60s

The fifties were a lowpoint as far as horror films go... possibly the worst decade ever for horror films right there with the 90s.
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Old 09-29-06, 12:31 AM
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^ from Bava: specifically Black Sabbath and Black Sunday

Castle of Blood

House of Wax and The Haunted Palace with Vincent Price

3 classics from Hammer (among many):
Curse of Frankenstein
Horror of Dracula
The Mummy

Horror Hotel aka City of the Dead (really loved this one!)

Village of the Damned

The Innocents
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Old 09-29-06, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by brianluvdvd
Not if you want him to stay awake.


CARNIVAL OF SOULS is one of my personal all-time favorites. I'm sorry that you don't appreciate it, but many people do.

On a more constructive note, may I recommend...

THE HAUNTING
CURSE OF THE DEMON (UK: NIGHT OF THE DEMON)
NIGHT OF THE EAGLE (US: BURN, WITCH, BURN--available in the UK in a three disc set from Warner along with Roger Corman's MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH [also worthwhile] and ZOLTAN, HOUND OF DRACULA [wouldn't you just love to know how they came up with that marketing combination?!])

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Old 09-29-06, 08:26 AM
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The Fly/Return of the Fly
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Old 09-29-06, 11:29 AM
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If you want double-features, you should scoop up as many of the MGM Midnight Movies as you can handle. The Vincent Price stuff is some of the greatest horror of the 60's, and it's all pretty cheap. The recent 8-movie Hammer set is a lot of quality horror for a low price.
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Old 09-30-06, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by brainee
If you want double-features, you should scoop up as many of the MGM Midnight Movies as you can handle. The Vincent Price stuff is some of the greatest horror of the 60's, and it's all pretty cheap. The recent 8-movie Hammer set is a lot of quality horror for a low price.

I'm being lazy here, but what are the Midnight Movie double features that are available?
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Old 09-30-06, 08:25 PM
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Abominable Dr. Phibes, The (1971) / Dr. Phibes Rises Again! (Restored Ending) (1972)
Attack of the Puppet People (1958) / Village of the Giants (1965)
Attic, The (1979) / Crawlspace (1986)
Comedy of Terrors, The (1964) / Raven, The (1963)
Count Yorga, Vampire (1970) / Return of Count Yorga, The (1971)
Countess Dracula (Uncut U.K. Version) (1970) / Vampire Lovers, The (Uncut) (1970)
Cry of the Banshee - Director's Cut (1970) / Murders in the Rue Morgue - Director's Cut (1971)
Deranged (Theatrical Version) (1974) / Motel Hell (1980)
Die, Monster, Die! (1965) / Dunwich Horror, The (1970)
Empire of the Ants (1977) / Tentacles ( Tentacoli ) (1977)
Fall of the House of Usher, The ( House of Usher ) (1960) / Pit and the Pendulum, The (1961)
Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959) / Ghost in the Invisible Bikini, The (1966)
Haunted Palace, The (1963) / Tower of London, The (1962)
Incredible 2-Headed Transplant, The (1971) / Thing with Two Heads, The (1972)
Masque of the Red Death, The (1964) / Premature Burial, The (1962)
Monster That Challenged the World, The (1957) / It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
Oblong Box, The - 96 Minute Extended Version (1969) / Scream and Scream Again! (1969)
Panic in Year Zero! (1962) / Last Man on Earth, The ( Ultimo uomo della Terra, L' ) (1964)
Tales of Terror ( Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Terror ) (1962) / Twice Told Tales (1963)
Theater of Blood ( Theatre of Blood ) (1973) / Madhouse (1974)
Tomb of Ligeia, The (1965) / Evening of Edgar Allan Poe, An - 16mm Kinescope Transfer (1972)
Voodoo Island (1957) / Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake, The (1960)
What's the Matter with Helen? (1971) / Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)

Some of these edge toward Sci Fi. Left out bikers, pirates, strict Sci Fi, and beach babes
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Psycho
Night of the Demon
Night of the Hunter
The Fly
Invasion of the Body Snatchers

...although most of those movies aren't good party movies.
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There's always the Creature from the black lagoon. It's a shame Netflix doesn't offer most of the above double features in that format, but I guess it equals less business for them?
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
If you're into giant mutant insects, Them! is a must. Not only is it fun but has one helluva transfer.
I just saw this one on AMC last night, now I have to get the disc. Also go with Night of the Living Dead (get the Millenium Edition), excellent disc and and the picture looks great.
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