The Scariest Movies of Each Year

A comprehensive list of the 70 scariest horror movies from 1960 till today—the scariest film of each year plus honorable mentions.

1960—

Psycho

1960 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Eyes Without a Face
Black Sunday
Peeping Tom

—1961—

The Innocents

1961 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Curse of the Werewolf
The Pit and the Pendulum
Homicidal

—1962

Carnival of Souls

1962 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Night of the Eagle
Tales of Terror

1963

The Birds

1963 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Haunting
Black Sabbath
Blood Feast

—1964

Two Thousand Maniacs!

1964 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte
The Masque of Red Death
Kwaidan

1965

Repulsion

1965 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Planet of the Vampires
The Skull
Fanatic

1966—

Kill, Baby…Kill!

1966 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
War of the Gargantuas
The Third Eye
Seconds

—1967—

Wait Until Dark

1967 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Django Kill…If you Live, Shoot!
The Fearless Vampire Killers
VIY

—1968—

Night of the Living Dead

1968 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Boston Strangler
Rosemary’s Baby
Hour of the Wolf

—1969—

The Haunted House Of Horror

1969 HONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Illustrated Man
The House That Screamed
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

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