1. Peeping Tom (1960)
Basic Plot: Murder + Movie camera + POV = Peeping Tom.
Fun Fact: Due to the film’s controversial status, it greatly damaged director Michael Powell’s career.
2. Psycho (1960)
Basic Plot: Stealing money + Stabbing + Mommy issues = Psycho.
Fun Fact: The film is actually based on Robert Bloch’s 1959 novel of the same name.
3. Village of the Damned (1960)
Basic Plot: Creepy-ass kids + Paternity questions + Glowing eyes = Village of the Damned.
Fun Fact: The wigs for the child actors were padded to make their heads looks bigger.
4. Black Sunday (1960)
Basic Plot: Italian gothic horror + Witches + Revenge motives = Black Sunday.
Fun Fact: This film was banned in the United Kingdom for eight years after its release due to its violent content.
5. The Innocents (1961)
Basic Plot: Haunted house + Possessed children + Psychological horror = The Innocents.
Fun Fact: Cary Grant was originally considered for the role of â€œThe Uncleâ€, but was dropped due to his demands. Michael Redgrave was cast instead.
6. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Basic Plot: Edgar Allan Poe + Torture + Vincent Price = The Pit and the Pendulum.
Fun Fact: Based on an Edgar Allan Poe short story of the same name originally published in 1842.
7. The Birds (1963)
Basic Plot: California + Killer birds + Alfred Hitchcock = The Birds.
Fun Fact: There is a licensed Mattel Barbie Doll modeled after actress Tippi Hedren’s character from the film.
8. Blood Feast (1963)
Basic Plot: GORE + Egyptian goddess + Homicidal maniac = Blood Feast.
Fun Fact: It’s considered the first â€œsplatter film.â€
9. The Haunting (1963)
Basic Plot: Haunted house + Paranormal research + Psychological horror = The Haunting.
Fun Fact: Director Robert Wise dedicated this film to famous producer Val Lewton, his mentor.
10. The Masque of Red Death (1964)
Basic Plot: Vincent Price + Edgar Allan Poe + Plague = The Masque of Red Death.
Fun Fact: This film took director Roger Corman five weeks to shoot, compared to a usual shooting schedule of three weeks.
11. Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)
Basic Plot: Tarot cards + Five different stories + Shady doctor = Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors.
Fun Fact: This film was Roy Castle’s first full-length feature.
12. It! AKA Curse of the Golem (1966)
Basic Plot: Fire + Mysterious statue + Curse = It! AKA Curse of the Golem.
Fun Fact: Actor Ian McCulloch’s first film role.
13. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Basic Plot: Farmhouse + Zombies + Cannibalism = Night of the Living Dead.
Fun Fact: Ping pong balls were used for the eyes of a corpse.
14. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Basic Plot: New apartment + Sketchy neighbors + The occult = Rosemary’s Baby.
Fun Fact: Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra eventually divorced due to her dedication to the production.