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List Rules Vote up your favorite costume horror movies set in a different time period.

This list contains information on the best period horror movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best period horror films come in many forms. Some period horror movies are based on classic literature while other good period horror films feature completely original characters and storylines. A few of the best period horror films even generated sequels.

What films will you find on this top period horror movies list? Bram Stoker's Dracula has to be at the top. Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves starred in this 1992 film set in the 1400s. Bram Stoker's Dracula took home several Oscars the following year for Costume Design, Sound Editing, and Makeup. Sleepy Hollow is another one of the most entertaining period horror films to ever hit the big screen.

The Conjuring has produced several sequels and even the spin-off franchise Annabelle. Other good period horror films include Ravenous, The Wolfman, and From Hell.

How will we ever determine which period horror movie is the best? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Shutter Island Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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The Others is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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From Hell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
From Hell Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

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Annabelle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Annabelle Alfre Woodard, Annabelle Wallis, Brian Howe

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The Missing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Missing Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Val Kilmer

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The Village is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Village Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver, Joaquin Phoenix

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The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Mummy Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

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The Devil's Backbone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Devil's Backbone Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi

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The Wolfman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Wolfman Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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Crimson Peak is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Crimson Peak Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam

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Ravenous is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Ravenous Jeffrey Jones, Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle

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Dorian Gray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Dorian Gray Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Rachel Hurd-Wood

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Interview with the Vampire: Th... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

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Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

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Picnic at Hanging Rock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Picnic at Hanging Rock Jacki Weaver, Rachel Roberts, Tony Llewellyn-Jones

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The Raven is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Raven Alice Eve, John Cusack, Brendan Gleeson

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunte... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Erin Wasson

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Mary Reilly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Mary Reilly Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, Glenn Close

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The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Woman in Black Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

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The Conjuring 2: The Enfield P... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Frances O'Connor

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The Falling is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Falling Scott Gabelein, Rory Colin Fretland, Michael Ayden

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The Witch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Witch Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie

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Ginger Snaps Back is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Ginger Snaps Back Katharine Isabelle, Hugh Dillon, Emily Perkins

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The Ghost and the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Ghost and the Darkness Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer

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Brotherhood of the Wolf is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Brotherhood of the Wolf Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Gaspard Ulliel

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Shadow of the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Shadow of the Vampire Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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Dracula Untold is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Dracula Untold Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance, Luke Evans

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The Innocents is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Innocents Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombie... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Lena Headey, Matt Smith, Charles Dance

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The Awakening is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
The Awakening Rebecca Hall, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West

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Gothic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Gothic Gabriel Byrne, Timothy Spall, Natasha Richardson

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Sweeney Todd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Sweeney Todd Tom Hardy, Ray Winstone, David Warner

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Byzantium is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Byzantium Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller

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Black Death is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Period Horror Movies, Ranked
Black Death Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Carice van Houten