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What are some good Classic Horror Movies (1940's - 1980)?

Looking for anything but preferably black & white

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Tingler

    Dementia 13

    The Innocents

    Isle of the Dead

    Homicidal (1961)

    The Nanny (1965)

    The Leopard Man

    The Seventh Victim

    The Haunting (1963)

    The Devil Commands

    I Walked with a Zombie

    Carnival of Souls (1962)

    House on Haunted Hill (1959)

    Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte

    What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    Night of the Eagle aka Burn, Witch, Burn!

    Night of the Demon aka Curse of the Demon

    Cat People and The Curse of the Cat People

    The Body Snatcher (Boris Karloff AND Bela Lugosi!)

    Curse of the Undead aka Mark of the West~vampire in the Old West!

    The Black Cat (1934)~I just HAD to include this one in case you haven't seen it!

    Island of Lost Souls (1932)~This is earlier, but it truly is the best (at least to me) version of H.G. Wells' "Island of Dr. Moreau".

    There are some b&w that are cult classics, but they might not seem good to everyone. I know that I like them, but would you?

    Caltiki, the Immortal Monster

    Curse of the Faceless Man

    Fiend Without a Face



    Sisters (1973)

    Burnt Offerings

    Nightwing (1979)

    The Other (1972)

    Creepshow 1 & 2

    Rosemary's Baby

    The Brood (1979)

    The Gorgon (1964)

    The Sentinel (1977)

    The Creeping Flesh

    The Devil Rides Out

    Shadow of the Hawk

    Black Sunday (1960)

    Trilogy of Terror 1 & 2

    The Changeling (1980)

    The Wicker Man (1973)

    The Monster Club (1980)

    The Legend of Hell House

    The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

    Witchfinder General (1968)

    Dracula: Prince of Darkness

    Kaidan aka Kwaidan (1964)

    Dracula aka Horror of Dracula (1958)

    These are past the cutoff mark, but I recommend them:



    The Gate (1987)

    The Guardian (1990)

    Prince of Darkness (1987)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dracula (1931; black and white) you know, Bela Lugosi haha

    Halloween (1978)


    Psycho (1960;black and white)

    Bride of Frankenstein (1935; black and white)

    Nosferatu (1922; black and white)

    The Birds (1963; black and white)

    The Omen (1976)

    The Exorcist (1973)

    The Wolf Man (1941; black and white)

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931; black and white)

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

    Jaws (1975)

    Frankenstein (1931; black and white)

    The Shining (1980)

    An American Werewolf in London (1981)

    Friday the 13th (original)

    Nightmare on Elm Street

    Night of the Living Dead (black and white)

    The Blob (1958)

    Horror of Dracula (1957)

    The Mummy (1959)

    House of Wax (1953)

    Dracula's Brides

    Rosemary's Baby

    The Amityville Horror (original)

    When a Stranger Calls (original)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hitchcock's movie. A lot of his movies are black and White.

    Dial M for Murder

    Rear Window


    The Birds


    Just to list a few.................

    The original version of......

    The Omen

    The Exorcist

    House of Wax

    Rosemary's Baby


    Friday the 13th

    The Texas chain Saw Massacre

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Wolfman 1941

    House of Wax 1953

    Horror of Dracula 1957

    Curse of Frankenstein 1957

    The Mummy 1959

    Psycho ( original)

    Look up all the British Hammer Horror movie titles.

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  • 1 decade ago

    "Psycho" by alfred hitchcock was a fantastic movie it was awesome i highly recommend that movie. if youve seen horror movies around any decade youl see elements from those when used for the first time in this movie. its a classic, especially by being made by Alfred

    i also would say "Rosemary's Baby" too. this is a sweet movie. good acting, classic horror theme song, and a perfect plot. but not black and white but it was made in 1968

    this is a trailer from Psycho:


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    and Rosemary's Baby: (trailer isnt too good but should give u an idea)


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    ^^^^^^this is the song i mentioned:


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    i was 9 wen i watched these and they scared the s*** out of me

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    eyes without a face [french]

    the haunting [60s version not catherine zeta jones remake]

    the picture of dorian gray

    any of the Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Vincent Price etc......these are all classics especially films like ....

    the abominable dr phibes

    the raven

    house of wax [the first ever film made in 3D]

    also try the tingler ,thirteen ghosts ,house on haunted hill and other william castle classics -he has had a few remade but the originals are still great

    try .......rosemarys baby ,repulsion , the tenant, fearless vampire killers ,the exorcist ,dont look now ,audrey rose ,etc.....many titles [i can go on forever] ...but mainly in colour

    for foreign films ....german films like flashback :murderous vacation , dutch fils like slaughter night , asian ones such as the red shoes ,ring , grudge ,one missed call ,a tale of two sisters ,etc.....

    even little films from new zealand like the locals or england like the cottage ......as you can see good films come from anywhere ...

    if you documentary style films like blair witch project you'd probably like cannibal holocaust [and if you like that i reccomend i spit on your grave].......hope my list helps ,enjoy

    nosferatu :a symphony of terror always deserves a mention [but is older than 1940]

    Source(s): 28 yr old female film fan [especially horror since age of 5]
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  • 1 decade ago

    depends on whether you want goofy/campy horror or real horror. Alfred Hitchcock's the Birds is a little goofy, while Psycho is much more serious. Some say Deliverance is good, but I thought it was more the gross out.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the blob but its from the 80's

    alfred hitchcock "psycho" is a classic

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  • 1 decade ago

    When a stranger calls

    The haunting of molly hartley

    And american haunting

    The other

    Prom night

    One missed call


    Darkness falls

    The unborn

    The uninvited

    Blair witch project

    Texas chainsaw mass.


    Horror 101

    Stay alive

    Lady in white

    The ring

    The ring 2

    The grudge

    The grudge 2

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    House of Wax (1953) :D

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