Small Details From Historical Horror Movies That Fans Noticed

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Vote up the most interesting details from horror movies set in the past.

Historical horror is an excellent subgenre that is not talked about nearly enough. However, some fans of this interesting niche are now turning to Reddit to expose some historical horror movie details that have gone largely unnoticed.

Some of these details may feel more surprising than others, but all of them have the capacity to give readers some newfound knowledge regarding some of their favorite films.


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    305 VOTES

    Guillermo del Toro Wrote Every Bit Of 'Pan's Labyrinth'

    From Redditor u/lurker_bee:

    The English subtitles for Pan's Labyrinth were translated and written by Guillermo del Toro himself. He no longer trusts translators after having encountered problems with his previous subtitled movies.

    305 votes
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    235 VOTES

    The Faun's Reverse Aging In 'Pan's Labyrinth'

    From Redditor u/AllThatJazz85:

    In Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Pan grows noticeably younger throughout the movie as the moon increases.

    235 votes
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    244 VOTES

    Can't Even Complete A Prayer In 'The Witch'

    Can't Even Complete A Prayer In 'The Witch'
    Photo: A24

    From Redditor u/AlfonzoG_YT:

    In The Witch (2015), Jonas and Mercy claim to have forgotten their prayers, which angers Katherine and William. In Christian religion, witches - or those cursed by witches - are said to be unable to complete a prayer.

    244 votes
  • 4
    187 VOTES

    The Real Claudia In 'Interview with the Vampire'

    From Redditor u/vampyre_money:

    Interview with the Vampire (1994) - When Lestat is around, Claudia dresses like the little girl he wants her to be. After he's out of the picture, Claudia is able to dress as the adult she truly is.

    187 votes
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    153 VOTES

    Nod To 'Frankenstein' In 'Sleepy Hollow'

    From Redditor u/Numerous-Lemon:

    In Sleepy Hollow (1999), the windmill is an homage to the burning windmill scene in Frankenstein (1931).

    153 votes
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    182 VOTES

    Dual Anthony Hopkins Performances In 'Bram Stoker's Dracula'

    From Redditor u/lurker_bee:

    ...Anthony Hopkins played one of the three priests in the beginning of Bram Stoker's Dracula. He also played the role of Van Helsing in the same movie.

    182 votes