Horror Movies By Year - 1962

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2. Beauty and the Beast (1962)

Not Rated | 77 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

Curse turns a handsome prince into a werewolf at night. A princess tries to help him, while his enemies plot to take his throne.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Joyce Taylor, Mark Damon, Eduard Franz, Michael Pate

Votes: 222

3. Burn, Witch, Burn (1962)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

73 Metascore

A woman who may be a witch defends her husband from forces attempting to harm him.

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Peter Wyngarde, Janet Blair, Margaret Johnston, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 2,754

4. Carnival of Souls (1962)

PG | 78 min | Horror, Mystery

After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Director: Herk Harvey | Stars: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison

Votes: 18,888

6. Front à la Scotland Yard (1962)

96 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A woman arrives at a lonely mansion and finds herself mixed up with a lunatic who has built his own torture chamber, which is already crowded with victims - and he plans to make her his next one.

Director: Alfred Vohrer | Stars: Heinz Drache, Sabine Sesselmann, Eddi Arent, Pinkas Braun

Votes: 461

8. The Witch's Mirror (1962)

75 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

A husband murders his wife, and years later her ghost emerges from a witch's mirror to take her revenge.

Director: Chano Urueta | Stars: Rosita Arenas, Armando Calvo, Isabela Corona, Dina de Marco

Votes: 450

9. El vampiro sangriento (1962)

110 min | Horror

Count Cagliostro, whose family has tried for generations to rid the world of vampires, instructs his daughter and her fiance to protect several valuable documents.

Director: Miguel Morayta | Stars: Begoña Palacios, Erna Martha Bauman, Raúl Farell, Bertha Moss

Votes: 181

10. Espiritismo (1962)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Satan gives a woman three wishes in this version of the classic tale, "The Monkey's Paw."

Director: Benito Alazraki | Stars: José Luis Jiménez, Nora Veryán, Beatriz Aguirre, Alicia Caro

Votes: 80

11. Frankestein el vampiro y compañía (1962)

TV-14 | 76 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Two screwballs get mixed up with monsters, mad scientists and vampires.

Director: Benito Alazraki | Stars: Manuel 'Loco' Valdés, Martha Elena Cervantes, Nora Veryán, Roberto G. Rivera

Votes: 27

12. Genii of Darkness (1962)

77 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In order to stop a vampire from terrorizing the countryside, some locals decide to break into his coffin at night and steal his ashes. Complications ensue.

Director: Federico Curiel | Stars: Germán Robles, Julio Alemán, Domingo Soler, Aurora Alvarado

Votes: 44

13. Hand of Death (1962)

Approved | 60 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Alex Marsh has created a serum combining a hypnotic drug and nerve gas. Unfortunately he uses himself as a guinea pig and the drug transforms him into a murderous monster.

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: John Agar, Paula Raymond, Stephen Dunne, Roy Gordon

Votes: 281

14. Hands of a Stranger (1962)

Passed | 85 min | Horror

A concert pianist loses his hands in a car crash, but a surgeon gives him new ones. The experimental medical procedure goes awry when the new hands drive the pianist mad.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Paul Lukather, Joan Harvey, James Noah, Irish McCalla

Votes: 548

15. Hypnosis (1962)

86 min | Horror, Thriller

A hypnotist is murdered in his dressing room. His ventriloquist dummy seemingly the only witness to the crime. A boxer and part-time delivery boy is blamed for the murder. Soon another ... See full summary »

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Jean Sorel, Götz George, Heinz Drache, Margot Trooger

Votes: 120

16. Journey to the Seventh Planet (1961)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Earth sends a five-man team to explore the frozen planet Uranus, only to find a temperate forest and sultry women from their past on it, courtesy of an alien brain with evil designs.

Director: Sidney W. Pink | Stars: John Agar, Carl Ottosen, Ove Sprogøe, Louis Miehe-Renard

Votes: 1,382

17. La mano de un hombre muerto (1962)

Approved | 95 min | Horror

When violent crime strikes a tiny hamlet, the townsfolk suspect the distant relative of a sadistic 17th century baron who cursed the village.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Ana Castor, Howard Vernon, Paula Martel, Georges Rollin

Votes: 480

18. La sangre de Nostradamus (1962)

98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Vampire hunters track down a vampire and attempt to steal the ashes from his coffin in order to stop him from reviving nightly.

Directors: Federico Curiel, Stim Segar | Stars: Germán Robles, Julio Alemán, Domingo Soler, Aurora Alvarado

Votes: 42

20. Tom Thumb and Little Red Riding Hood (1962)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Follow up to Caperucita y sus tres amigos. Caperucita, the Wolf and the Ogre are captured by the Witch Queen, accused of treason by the Vampire. Caperucita, followed by a host of old and ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rodríguez | Stars: María Gracia, Cesáreo Quezadas 'Pulgarcito', José Elías Moreno, Manuel 'Loco' Valdés

Votes: 169

21. Los autómatas de la muerte (1962)

80 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The evil scientist Dr. Caronte plots to revive the brains of three dead scientists and use them to obtain the formula for the super-powerful neutron bomb. The resulting creation needs blood... See full summary »

Director: Federico Curiel | Stars: Wolf Ruvinskis, Rosita Arenas, Julio Alemán, Armando Silvestre

Votes: 118

23. Night Creatures (1962)

Unrated | 82 min | Adventure, Horror

In 18th-century England, the Royal Crown sends Royal Navy Captain Collier and his crew to investigate reports of illegal smuggling and bootlegging in a coastal town where locals believe in Marsh Phantoms.

Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 2,524

24. Nostradamus y el destructor de monstruos (1962)

74 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A professor and a vampire hunter join forces to destroy the murderous vampire Nostradamus and his minions.

Director: Federico Curiel | Stars: Germán Robles, Julio Alemán, Domingo Soler, Aurora Alvarado

Votes: 59

26. Panic in Year Zero (1962)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A family leaves L.A. for a camping trip - just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As the city descends into chaos, the father must fight to keep his family alive.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel

Votes: 3,496

27. Planets Around Us (1962)

85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An alien race sends cyborgs--made to look like the son of a famous scientist, whom they killed when he landed on their planet--to Earth to help pave the way for an invasion.

Director: Romano Ferrara | Stars: Michel Lemoine, Maria Pia Luzi, Jany Clair, Marco Guglielmi

Votes: 88

28. Premature Burial (1962)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Ray Milland, Hazel Court, Richard Ney, Heather Angel

Votes: 3,377

29. 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: 1,092

30. Santo vs. the Zombies (1962)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Action

Wrestling superhero Santo battles an evil scientist who has created a race of zombies.

Director: Benito Alazraki | Stars: Santo, Armando Silvestre, Jaime Fernández, Dagoberto Rodríguez

Votes: 162

31. Santo vs. the Vampire Women (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Horror

A professor recruits a professional wrestler to protect his daughter from vampires intent on kidnaping her and marrying her to the devil.

Director: Alfonso Corona Blake | Stars: Santo, Lorena Velázquez, María Duval, Jaime Fernández

Votes: 1,083

32. Tales of Terror (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

68 Metascore

Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife's black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man's death.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage, Peter Lorre

Votes: 5,929

33. The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962)

Approved | 90 min | Horror

Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed ... See full summary »

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Conrado San Martín, Diana Lorys, Howard Vernon, Perla Cristal

Votes: 1,331

34. The Brain (1962)

83 min | Crime, Horror, Drama

After the mysterious crash of a millionaire's private airplane, three scientists secretly harvest the dying man's brain and keep it alive in a laboratory in order to communicate with it through telepathy.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Anne Heywood, Peter van Eyck, Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee

Votes: 234

35. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.

Director: Joseph Green | Stars: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna, Adele Lamont

Votes: 5,858

36. The Brainiac (1962)

Approved | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In 1661 Mexico, the Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico for witchcraft, necromancy, and other crimes. As he dies, the Baron swears ... See full summary »

Director: Chano Urueta | Stars: Abel Salazar, Ariadne Welter, David Silva, Germán Robles

Votes: 917

37. The Burning Court (1962)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A group of people visit a weird old man who is a student of the black arts. The man lives in an ancient, cursed castle. Soon people in the group start being killed off.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Nadja Tiller, Jean-Claude Brialy, Perrette Pradier, Edith Scob

Votes: 306

38. The Carpet of Horror (1962)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

An evil genius uses poison gas to avenge himself on his enemies.

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Dor, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Antonio Casas

Votes: 157

39. The Couch (1962)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Horror

While undergoing therapy for his problem, a serial killer continues his murderous sprees.

Director: Owen Crump | Stars: Grant Williams, Shirley Knight, Onslow Stevens, William Leslie

Votes: 191

40. The Dungeon of Harrow (1962)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror

An evil, sadistic count lives in a waterfront castle with his insane family members. One day the survivor of a shipwreck washes ashore near the castle and finds himself a captive there.

Director: Pat Boyette | Stars: Russ Harvey, Helen Hogan, William McNulty, Michele Buquor

Votes: 440

41. The Cursed Palace (1962)

Action, Drama, Horror

A lawyer goes to prepare a testament for an old man who lives at a palace that is said to be cursed. He gets tied into a spectral mystery involving the palace's strange residents.

Director: Hasan Redha | Stars: Maryam Fakhruddin, Salah Dhulfeqar, Mahmoud Al Meleji, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim

Votes: 18

42. The Gates of Hell (1962)

Adventure, Horror

Based on a legend from India, Sejon sets out to rescue Chungchu who was abandoned in hell by her husband.

Director: Yong-min Lee | Stars: Ji-mee Kim, Seok-hun Kim, Hyang Lee, Min-ja Lee

44. The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962)

76 min | Horror

In 19th century London, a woman weds a doctor with necrophiliac tendencies, and whose first wife died under mysterious circumstances - and might be coming back from the grave to torment her successor.

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng, Silvano Tranquilli, Maria Teresa Vianello

Votes: 1,162

45. The Invisible Dr. Mabuse (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

Evil mastermind Dr. Mabuse seeks Professor Erasmus' secret invention, a device that makes one invisible, but a murder in a revue theatre brings the German police and the FBI into the mix.

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Lex Barker, Karin Dor, Siegfried Lowitz, Rudolf Fernau

Votes: 329