Psycho-Delic 60s is OVER!

The Psycho-Delic 60s are over!! I learned a very important lesson through this feature; I should not try to jam ten years worth of movies into 4 weeks! I will post a link for the top ten lists in my sidebar like I have done for the 1970s and 1980s soon! In the meantime, here is an overview of some of the project…

PS: Ye Olde YouTube took a real beating during this feature so I’ll be bulking that up during December and I will have some fun Christmas related posts! Ho! Ho! Ho!

The years ranked by rating:

1968 – overall rating 48
1963 – overall rating 47
1960 – overall rating 46
1964 – overall rating 44.50
1967 – overall rating 42.5
1962 – overall rating 42
1966 – overall rating 41
1961 – overall rating 39.5
1965 – overall rating 38.5
1969 – overall rating 38.5

Films that received a 5/5 rating (Alphabetical)

BIRDS, THE (1963)
BLACK SABBATH (1963)
BLACK SUNDAY (1960)
BLOOD AND BLACK LACE (1964)
BLOOD FEAST (1963)
COLLECTOR, THE (1965)
CREMATOR, THE (1969)
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968)
EYES WITHOUT A FACE (1960)
FRAKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN (1967)
GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, THE (1963)
HAUNTING, THE (1963)
HOUR OF THE WOLF (1968)
INNOCENTS, THE (1961)
KILL BABY KILL (1966)
KURONEKO (1968)
KWAIDAN (1964)
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)
ONIBABA (1964)
PEEPING TOM (1960)
PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES, THE (1966)
PSYCHO (1960)
QUATERMASS & THE PIT (1967)
REPULSION (1965)
ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968)
SPIDER BABY; OR THE MADDEST STORY EVER TOLD (1968)
THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (1968)
VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1960)
VIY (1967)

Films that received a 4.5/5 rating (Alphabetical)

A QUIET PLACE IN THE COUNTRY
AT MIDNIGHT I’LL TAKE YOUR SOUL (1964)
BLIND BEAST (1969)
CAPE FEAR (1962)
CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962)
CITY OF THE DEAD (1960)
CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF, THE (1961)
DAIMAJIN (1966)
DIABOLICAL DR. Z, THE (1966)
DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1966)
HORRIBLE DR. HITCHCOCK, THE (1962)
HOUSE OF USHER (1960)
LAST MAN ON EARTH, THE (1964)
MATANGO (1963)
RAVEN, THE (1963)
SADIST, THE (1963)
TALES OF TERROR (1962)
TARGETS (1967)
TWO THOUSAND MANIACS (1964)
WHIP AND THE BODY, THE (1963)

Directors By Quantity (These are the directors who had multiple entries on the top ten lists)

Roger Corman – 8
Mario Bava – 6
Terence Fisher – 6
Freddie Francis – 4
Jess Franco – 4
John Gilling – 4
Roman Polanski – 3
Ishiro Honda – 2
Kaneto Shindo – 2
José Mojica Marins – 2
Curtis Harrington – 2
Herschell Gordon Lewis – 2
Alfred Hitchcock – 2

Directors By Rating (These are the directors who had multiple entries with ratings of 4.5/5 & 5/5)

Mario Bava – 6
Terence Fisher – 4
Roger Corman – 3
Ishiro Honda – 2
Roman Polanski – 2
Kaneto Shindo – 2
Alfred Hitchcock – 2
Herschell Gordon Lewis – 2

9 Responses to “Psycho-Delic 60s is OVER!”

  1. As someone who lived through the 1960’s,and actually remembers that decade,I think you did an excellent job covering the fright films of that amazing ten year period! As a kid,I was trying to understand the madness of the adult world,but I was also a kid having fun,enthralled by the pop culture of the times. I saw many of the films you covered at my local downtown theater,The Orpheum(which would close in the Summer of 1969),and the four area drive-ins,The Comet(still there!),The Evergreen(still there!)The Moonlite,and The Starlite,or on my beloved Chiller Theater,so for me,your look at the decade was a fond trip back in time. I always look forward to your reviews,Gore Girl,be they of films new or old! I will be on the look out for your Christmas themed posts since I was born on Christmas Day. And I absolutely love that Barbara Steele banner! : )

    • Thanks Conrad. It was fun, but I definitely should not have tried to squish it all into one month. There were so many films I wanted to review that I never got around to, and I even pulled two all-nighters getting stuff written. Totally ridiculous! I do actually have a full time job. Ugh. I will be making my 90s feature in January 2 months long. Yep. Two months of 90s stuff. Don’t be too scared…I just watched Frankenhooker (for the 3rd time) and it’s from 1990. It may not be as painful as you think…may not.

      • conradw58 Says:

        I’m glad you got some well deserved rest after that month of 1960’s reviews. Those all-nighters show your dedication which doesn’t surprise me. Hahaha,yes those darn 1990’s! But there are some diamonds among all the crap from that decade,and I always look forward to your reviews no matter what decade! I enjoyed Frankenhooker! : )

  2. I don’t know how you did 10 years worth of film in four weeks. Kudos on a job well done.

    • Thanks…I am still trying to make up for the lack of sleep in November. A lot of things I didn’t cover that I would have liked to…next time i do a feature like this it will definitely be spread over two months.

  3. I loved this series! Going to be using it for reference once I start winding down on my Western movie-watching rampage. Have to begin with Viy, followed by those Japanese titles.

    • I am so glad…thanks for sayin’! I truly can not recommend more highly checking out 60s Japanese cinema…and not just the horror stuff either. I know…I am sure you need more things to add to your queue but I do highly recommend checking out Mikio Naruse and Shôhei Imamura. Like Teshigahara (the face of another, woman in the dunes); Imamura has a 3 film trilogy through Criterion that I thought was simply astounding! I still have plenty more Japanese cinema to discover but I have yet to be disappointed.

  4. 68 is a vintage year. The top three alone are classics.

    Great series. The amount of effort you put in must have been herculean but it paid off because it was entertaining and informative! I have a lot of catching up to do.

    • Merci Jason…90s coming in January 😦 I’ve only watched a handful of films thus far but it has not been too scary at all yet. There are some interesting South Korean and Japanese titles I haven’t seen that I hope to get my mitts on!

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