Classic '50s Horror Movies Horror movies of the 1950s had it all -- alien invasions, monsters, haunted houses mad scientists and oversized bugs. While some of these classic horror movies relied on special effects or 3D for their shock value, others went for psychological suspense and terror.

If you're ready for a good scare, lock the doors, turn down the lights and settle in with one of these horror films. Here are our picks for the 10 best classic '50s horror movies.

Creature From the Black Lagoon Movie Poster
Creature From the Black Lagoon
In Theaters on 1954

Remnants of a mysterious animal have come to light in a remote jungle, and a group of scientists intends... Read More

House of Wax Movie Poster
House of Wax
In Theaters on April 25, 1953

Wax sculptor Henry (Vincent Price) is horrified to learn that his business partner, Matthew (Roy Roberts),... Read More

Them! Movie Poster
In Theaters on June 19, 1954

While investigating a series of mysterious deaths, Sergeant Ben Peterson (James Whitmore) finds a young... Read More

Invasion of the Body Snatchers Movie Poster
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Based on 15 critics

This remake of the classic horror film is set in San Francisco. Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) assumes... Read More

The Bad Seed Movie Poster
The Bad Seed
In Theaters on 1956

Air Force Colonel Kenneth Penmark (William Hopper) and his wife, Christine (Nancy Kelly), dote on their... Read More

The Bat Movie Poster
The Bat
In Theaters on 1959

A killer called "the Bat" has claimed many lives in the small town inhabited by novelist Cornelia van... Read More

The Blob Movie Poster
The Blob
In Theaters on September 12, 1958

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve (Steven McQueen) and his best girl,... Read More

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