In The Brides of Dracula, a young teacher on her way to a position in Transylvania helps a young man escape the shackles his mother has put on him. In so doing she innocently unleashes the horrors of the undead once again on the populace. Including those at her own school for young ladies. Luckily for them, Dr Van Helsing is already on his way.
Tormented (1960) starring Richard Carlson, Lugene Sanders, Juli Reding
In Tormented, a pianist dumped his singer girlfriend and became engaged to a young socialite from an affluent island community. A confrontation between them at the top of a lighthouse results in her falling to her death to the rocks below. The pianist tries to keep the death quiet while proceeding with the wedding plans. But the dead singer begins haunting him …
Synopsis of The Fall of the House of Usher
Edgar Allen Poe’s classic tale of murder, madness and necrophilia in the ancient ancestral home of the tragic Usher family. Vincent Price is the last male in the ill-fated line of Ushers, haunted by the crimes of his ancestors. He’s obsessed by the idea that only the complete annihilation of himself and his sister can end the Usher evil. This leads to The Fall of the House of Usher.
Midnight Lace (1960), starring Doris Day, Rex Harrison, Myrna Loy, John Gavin, Roddy McDowall
Synopsis of Midnight Lace
In Midnight Lace, Doris Day portrays a rich young wife living in London who is the target of life-threatening phone calls and near-fatal accidents. Everyone becomes a potential murderer, including her debonair husband, an adoring next- door-neighbor, and a construction foreman working nearby.
The Facts of Life (1960) starring Lucille Ball, Bob Hope
The Facts of Life is a 1960 comedy starring Lucille Ball and Bob Hope, dealing with a very serious subject: adultery. The movie begins with Lucille Ball and Bob Hope arriving at a foreign hotel kissing, and with Lucille Ball asking the question how she, a normal housewife, got involved with another man? The movie is then told in flashback as she details how she came to be in this position.
The Story of Ruth (1960) starring Elena Eden, Peggy Wood, Viveca Lindfors, Tom Tryon, Stuart Whitman
Synopsis of The Story of Ruth
Inspired by the Biblical story. Moabitess priestess Ruth is drawn both to a Judean man and to his talk of a forgiving God. After tragedy strikes, she begins a new life in Bethlehem.
Village of the Damned (1960) starring George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn
Synopsis of Village of the Damned
Village of the DamnedAt a quiet little village in England, something odd has happened — everyone in the village has fallen asleep. Everyone who enters, or flies over, also falls asleep. And afterward, every woman in the village of child-bearing age finds herself pregnant. All of the children born are blond, with strange eyes, who mature extremely rapidly. And they seem … unworldly.
Review of Village of the Damned
The Village of the Damned is a great many things – science fiction, cold war paranoia, a story of longing for family. But at its heart, it’s about people – like all great stories. And every time I watch it, my heart breaks for George Sanders.