My list of the 30 worst Horror films 1930-1980{no particular order}...

by Franklfw | created - 12 Apr 2017 | updated - 12 Apr 2017 | Public
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1. Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

GP | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dracula conspires with a mad doctor to resurrect the Frankenstein Monster.

Directors: Al Adamson, Samuel M. Sherman | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Lon Chaney Jr., Zandor Vorkov, Anthony Eisley

Votes: 1,686

2. The Unearthly (1957)

Approved | 73 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

Mad doctor uses patients at his isolated psychiatric institute as subjects in his attempts to create longevity by surgically installing an artificial gland in their skulls, with disastrous results.

Director: Boris Petroff | Stars: John Carradine, Myron Healey, Allison Hayes, Marilyn Buferd

Votes: 1,472

3. Teenage Zombies (1959)

Approved | 73 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A crazed female scientist uses nerve gas to turn local teenagers into her unquestioning slaves.

Director: Jerry Warren | Stars: Don Sullivan, Katherine Victor, Steve Conte, J.L.D. Morrison

Votes: 919

4. Monster a-Go Go (1965)

TV-PG | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A space capsule crash-lands on Earth, and the astronaut aboard disappears. Is there a connection between the missing man and the monster roaming the area?

Directors: Bill Rebane, Herschell Gordon Lewis | Stars: Philip Morton, June Travis, George Perry, Lois Brooks

Votes: 8,108

5. The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)

Unrated | 54 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A defecting Soviet scientist is hit by a nuclear explosion near Yucca Flats and roams around as a beast.

Director: Coleman Francis | Stars: Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis, Bing Stafford, Larry Aten

Votes: 8,112

6. The Horror of Party Beach (1964)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Musical

Sea creatures created from radioactive sludge terrorize a beach community.

Director: Del Tenney | Stars: John Lyon, Alice Lyon, Allan Laurel, Eulabelle Moore

Votes: 2,519

7. The Astro-Zombies (1968)

92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The Plan - to build a super human; How? - by murdering innocent convenient victims and using various bits of them; The Result - Creatures on the rampage.

Director: Ted V. Mikels | Stars: Wendell Corey, John Carradine, Tom Pace, Joan Patrick

Votes: 2,037

8. I Eat Your Skin (1971)

GP | 92 min | Horror

A cancer researcher on a remote Caribbean island discovers that by treating the natives with snake venom he can turn them into bug-eyed zombies. Uninterested in this information, the ... See full summary »

Director: Del Tenney | Stars: William Joyce, Heather Hewitt, Walter Coy, Dan Stapleton

Votes: 1,192

9. The Crawling Hand (1963)

Approved | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The hand of a dead astronaut comes crawling back from the grave to strangle the living

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Peter Breck, Kent Taylor, Rod Lauren, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 1,498

10. Gallery of Horror (1967)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

John Carradine narrates five horror tales with macabre twists. A couple fixes a strange old clock. The Scotland Yard is after a serial killer. A murdered scientist seeks revenge. The last two stories focus on Frankenstein and Dracula.

Director: David L. Hewitt | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Rochelle Hudson, Roger Gentry

Votes: 496

11. Orgy of the Dead (1965)

Unrated | 92 min | Fantasy, Horror

A couple driving to a cemetery looking for inspiration for a horror story encounters the dancing dead.

Director: Stephen C. Apostolof | Stars: Criswell, Fawn Silver, Pat Barrington, William Bates

Votes: 2,421

12. King of Kong Island (1968)

Unrated | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Eve is a jungle girl brought up by apes. She is captured with a number of apes by a mad scientist, conducting mind control experiments on them. Eventually she is liberated by a young explorer.

Director: Roberto Mauri | Stars: Brad Harris, Esmeralda Barros, Marc Lawrence, Adriana Alben

Votes: 721

13. The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)

Unrated | 70 min | Horror

Surfers are being brutally murdered. Is the culprit a sea monster or just one of the teens' jealous parents?

Director: Jon Hall | Stars: Jon Hall, Sue Casey, Walker Edmiston, Elaine DuPont

Votes: 753

14. Blackenstein (1973)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine. A brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs but his jealous assistant switches the DNA injections, transforming him into a gigantic killer.

Director: William A. Levey | Stars: John Hart, Ivory Stone, Joe De Sue, Roosevelt Jackson

Votes: 843

15. Curse of the Headless Horseman (1972)

PG | 75 min | Horror

A phantom horseman who appears every night with a human head tucked under his arm lets it be known that he is searching for eight gunfighters.

Director: John Kirkland | Stars: Ultra Violet, Marland Proctor, Claudia Reame, Don Carrara

Votes: 335

16. Blood Freak (1972)

X | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A biker comes upon a girl with a flat tire and offers her a ride home. He winds up at a drug party with the girl's sister, then follows her to a turkey farm owned by her father, a mad ... See full summary »

Directors: Brad F. Grinter, Steve Hawkes | Stars: Steve Hawkes, Dana Cullivan, Randy Grinter, Heather Hughes

Votes: 1,409

17. Carnival of Blood (1970)

R | 87 min | Horror

A psychopathic killer uses the carousel ride at a carnival to pick his victims, whom he then murders and dismembers.

Director: Leonard Kirtman | Stars: Earle Edgerton, Judith Resnick, Martin Barolsky, Kaly Mills

Votes: 392

18. Horror of the Blood Monsters (1970)

GP | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

In the near future with a intergalactic vampire plague threatening earth, an expedition is sent to a distant galaxy in hopes of discovering the plague's source. Landing on a mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: John Carradine, Robert Dix, Vicki Volante, Joey Benson

Votes: 770

19. Laserblast (1978)

PG | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transforms him into a grotesque killer.

Director: Michael Rae | Stars: Kim Milford, Cheryl Smith, Gianni Russo, Ron Masak

Votes: 5,517

20. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)

PG | 84 min | Horror

Somewhere in upstate New York, A secretive group of farmers are harvesting human blood for a mysterious purpose.

Director: Ed Adlum | Stars: Norman Kelley, Tanna Hunter, Bruce Detrick, Paul Craig Jennings

Votes: 729

21. Satan's Cheerleaders (1977)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror

The janitor at a local high school is actually the scout for a coven of Satanists on the lookout for a virgin to sacrifice. One day he kidnaps the cheerleading squad to use for their ... See full summary »

Director: Greydon Clark | Stars: John Ireland, Yvonne De Carlo, Jack Kruschen, John Carradine

Votes: 861

22. Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)

PG | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A man accidentally learns that he has a mystical connection with sharks, and is given a strange medallion by a shaman. Becoming more and more alienated from normal society, he develops an ability to communicate with sharks telepathically, setting out to destroy anybody who harms sharks. People enter into his strange world to exploit his weird passion, and he uses the animals to gain revenge on ... See full summary »

Director: William Grefé | Stars: Richard Jaeckel, Jennifer Bishop, Buffy Dee, Harold Sakata

Votes: 593

23. Sax Rohmer's The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Crime, Horror

An evil Chinese mastermind plots to freeze the Earth's oceans.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Christopher Lee, Richard Greene, Howard Marion-Crawford, Günther Stoll

Votes: 1,737

24. Track of the Moon Beast (1976)

PG | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In New Mexico mineralogist student Paul Carlson is struck in the head by a tiny shard of a meteor causing him to unknowingly transform into a bloodthirsty reptilian creature.

Director: Richard Ashe | Stars: Chase Cordell, Leigh Drake, Gregorio Sala, Patrick Wright

Votes: 3,267

25. Doctor Dracula (1978)

R | 88 min | Horror

An evil hypnotist puts a beautiful woman under his spell.

Directors: Paul Aratow, Al Adamson | Stars: John Carradine, Don 'Red' Barry, Larry Hankin, Geoffrey Land

Votes: 327

26. Cathy's Curse (1977)

R | 82 min | Horror

A young girl is possessed by the spirit of her aunt, who died as a child in a car accident. Soon, people around her begin to mysteriously die off.

Director: Eddy Matalon | Stars: Alan Scarfe, Beverly Murray, Randi Allen, Dorothy Davis

Votes: 812

27. Ring of Terror (1961)

Unrated | 71 min | Drama, Horror

A group of medical students undertake some silly and frightening endeavors in order to pledge a fraternity.

Director: Clark L. Paylow | Stars: George E. Mather, Austin Green, Esther Furst, Norman Ollestad

Votes: 1,111

28. Cataclysm (1980)

R | 94 min | Horror

Police detective, Mitchell, investigating the death of a victim of a Nazi concentration camp discovers a nightclubbing playboy who has strange powers over women and is seemingly ageless.

Directors: Phillip Marshak, Tom McGowan, Gregg G. Tallas | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Marc Lawrence, Faith Clift, Richard Moll

Votes: 496

29. Bigfoot (1970)

GP | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Bigfoot kidnaps some women and some bikers decide to go on a rescue mission to save them.

Director: Robert F. Slatzer | Stars: John Carradine, Joi Lansing, Judith Jordan, John Mitchum

Votes: 710

30. Zaat (1971)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A mad scientist transforms himself into an aquatic killer.

Directors: Don Barton, Arnold Stevens | Stars: Marshall Grauer, Wade Popwell, Paul Galloway, Gerald Cruse

Votes: 4,560



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