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.

The Bad Seed
Not Yet Rated1956
In Theaters on September 12th, 1956

A woman (Nancy Kelly) realizes her daughter (Patty McCormack) was born to kill. Read More

The Bat
Not Yet Rated1959
In Theaters on August 9th, 1959

Faceless throat-ripper (Vincent Price) stalks mystery writer (Agnes Moorehead) and her friends. Read More

The Blob
Not Yet Rated1958
In Theaters on September 12th, 1958

Formless red slime engulfs people; only teens (Steven McQueen, Aneta Corseaut) know. Read More

Creature From The Black Lagoon
In Theaters on March 5th, 1954

Fossil hunters (Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning) find a slimy gill-man in the Amazon. Read More

House of Wax
In Theaters on April 25th, 1953

A scarred wax-museum sculptor (Vincent Price) makes a comeback with figures too real to be fake. Read More

Not Yet Rated1954
In Theaters on June 16th, 1954

Bug experts (Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon) and state trooper (James Whitmore) track giant mutant ants. Read More

Invasion of the Body Snatchers
In Theaters on December 20th, 1978

San Francisco health inspectors (Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams) uncover an alien plot. Read More

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