With an average IMDb score of 6.7 from over 4 horror movies released in 1953 you could say it was actually a pretty good year for horror movies. Sure there were some duds (Invaders from Mars, It Came from Outer Space), but we also got some real gems like House of Wax (1953) and The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) to name just a few. As horror fans we've come to expect a wide ranging degree of quality from our vice but in 1953 we did pretty good.So grab some snacks and a drink (and maybe something to hide behind) and check out reviews, ratings and trailers for the 1953 - Top 20 Horror Movies ranked by Metacritic.
1953 - Top 20 Horror Movies
House of Wax
Released: 25 Apr 1953 |
Director: André De Toth
An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Released: 13 Jun 1953 |
Director: Eugène Lourié
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and ultimately New York City.
Invaders from Mars
Released: 22 Apr 1953 |
Director: William Cameron Menzies
A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.