The Best Gothic Horror Movies Of All Time

Over 900 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Gothic Horror Movies Of All Time

Over 900 movie fans have come together to cast their votes for the best gothic horror movies of all time. Whether it's a classic like Frankenstein or an under-the-radar independent gem, these films showcase the genre’s most spine-tingling thrills and chills. Gothic horror has always been a favorite among fans of the macabre, with its tales set in dark, moody castles and mansions that evoke dread and terror along with suspenseful stories about reanimated corpses, cursed families, and otherworldly forces at work.

From Nosferatu to The Witch, some of cinema’s scariest moments have come from this subgenre. While there are plenty of modern movies inspired by gothic horror traditions — think Bram Stoker’s Dracula or Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak— nothing quite compares to classics such as The Haunting or The Others. Each one offers something unique in terms of atmosphere and narrative structure that make them stand out from their contemporaries.

If you're ready to explore the depths of gothic horror on screen then check out this list now. Vote up your favorites so they can rise through the rankings – if you dare.

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