Graveyard Shift The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles  

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Horror movies that take place in castles seem to be a thing of the past, but the classics are still great. This list ranks the best horror movies about castles, or at least some great scary movies that use a castle as the setting. What is it about castles that are so creepy? Perhaps it's the enormous size of them, which gives you a dreaded feeling that evil could be lurking anywhere. There aren't many modern horror movies set in castles, but there are a few that made it onto this list.

So what are some popular horror films set in castles? Army of Darkness, House on the Haunted Hill, and The Haunting all belong in the conversation when discussing the best. We can't forget about the timeless Dracula either, starring Bela Legosi as the infamous vampire that resides in Transylvania. To this day, Legosi's performance in the 1931 classic is still considered the definitive version of Count Dracula.

Vote up your favorite castle horror movies, but only downvote a film if you've seen it and believe it to be truly terrible.

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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
Dracula Bela Lugosi, Tod Browning, Carla Laemmle

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House on Haunted Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
House on Haunted Hill Vincent Price, Richard Long, Elisha Cook

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The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
The Haunting (1963) Claire Bloom, Lois Maxwell, Julie Harris

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The Fearless Vampire Killers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
The Fearless Vampire Killers Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Alfie Bass

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13 Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
13 Ghosts Margaret Hamilton, Alexandra Bastedo, Martin Milner

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Black Sunday is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
Black Sunday Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Arturo Dominici

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Castle of Blood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
Castle of Blood Barbara Steele, Benito Stefanelli, Salvo Randone

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Nosferatu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
Nosferatu Max Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach

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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
Army of Darkness Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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The Pit and the Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
The Pit and the Pendulum Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, Charles Victor

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The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
The Haunting (1999) Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson

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The Masque of the Red Death is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
The Masque of the Red Death Vincent Price, Jane Asher, Hazel Court

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The Haunted Palace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
The Haunted Palace Vincent Price, Lon Chaney, Jr.

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The Haunted Castle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
The Haunted Castle Paul Bildt, Olga Chekhova, Arnold Korff

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Hell Night is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
Hell Night Linda Blair, Peter Barton, Ron Gans

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The Keep is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
The Keep Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne, Scott Glenn

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The Whip and the Flesh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
The Whip and the Flesh Christopher Lee, Daliah Lavi, Jacques Herlin

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The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sad... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland, Lex Barker

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Castle of the Living Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
Castle of the Living Dead Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland, Philippe Leroy

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Nightmare Castle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
Nightmare Castle Barbara Steele, William Campbell, Paul Muller

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The Virgin of Nuremberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
The Virgin of Nuremberg Christopher Lee, Rossana Podestà, Consalvo Dell'Arti

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The Long Hair of Death is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles

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The Old Dark House is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
The Old Dark House Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

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Baron Blood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
Baron Blood Elke Sommer, Joseph Cotten, Massimo Girotti

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Castle Freak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
Castle Freak Barbara Crampton, Jeffrey Combs, Jessica Dollarhide

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Spellcaster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies That Take Place in Castles
Spellcaster Adam Ant, Gail O'Grady, Kim Johnston Ulrich