Vintage Horror Movies

Vintage Horror Movies

I love horror movies, especially vintage ones.  Here are my suggestions for fun, not-too-scary vintage horror movies. You’ve probably forgotten about these movies or maybe you never even heard of them.  Check these out on DVD.  Also, check our catalog for other horror DVDs and digital movies on Hoopla. 

My favorite vintage horror movies

The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed (1956). 8-year-old Rhoda appears to be a perfectly poised child until her mother has a hunch her little angel is a murderer.  Based on the book by William March.

House of Wax

House of Wax (1953) Vincent Price is the King of old school scary movies in this classic.  A wax sculpture artist is presumed dead when his business partner burns down their wax museum.  He unexpectedly appears months later opening a new exhibit, a very gruesome one.

The Car

The Car (1977). A possessed car terrorizes a town.  James Brolin stars as the sheriff trying to stop it.  The car, by the way, is a 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III.

Kingdom of the Spiders

Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) This one is not for arachnophobes but fun for fans of movies about creatures taking over the world.  William Shatner plays a veterinarian in Arizona trying to stop massive groups of migrating killer tarantulas. 

Tales from the Darkside

Tales from the Darkside (1983-1988) TV series. An anthology tv series with horror, sci-fi, and fantasy storylines.  For fans of the Twilight Zone.  One favorite episode that I remember watching in my youth is A Case of the Stubborns.  This episode was written by the author Robert Bloch.  He also wrote Psycho.

The Others

The Others (2001). Set at the end of WWII, Grace lives with her children that suffer from a disease that doesn’t allow them to be exposed to sunlight.  While waiting for her husband to return from the war, she discovers her house is haunted.  A great ghost story with a twist. 


If you love horror movies, the library has a great collection on DVD.  Also, Hoopla has a wide variety of horror films for streaming. 

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