5 Best Horror Movies Set In Victorian London

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There is something eerie and unsettling about horror movies set in Victorian London. The era is a different timeline from ours, and it is a completely distinct world where both spectacular and horrific events took place. In this case, we are going to focus on the appalling ones.


Serial killers, human torture, and apparitions, among others, are common themes in an 1800s horror movie. A lot of these films are based on popular literature. Here, we have listed the best horror movies set in Victorian London for nights when you’re feeling a little brave:

Crimson Peak (2015)

Crimson Peak movies set in Victorian London


Crimson Peak stars Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam. It is a gothic horror movie that captures the horrors of marriage and power during the Victorian period. It also portrayed some scenes that are quite controversial such as incest.

The newlywed couple moves into an old family mansion where secrets are about to unfold. The house is a living testament to the horrors that the family has been hiding for centuries. The real monsters will be revealed at the end of the movie.

The Limehouse Golem (2016)

THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM movies set in Victorian London


The whole town is gripped with fear as a serial murderer is on the loose and haunts everyone with cryptic messages. A seasoned inspector is assigned to solve this case, but it seems like finding the culprit is not the name of the game. With so many suspects at hand, there can only be one killer, and it is always the one we never expect.

The Limehouse Golem is a gritty gothic movie that will hold your attention until the very end. The carnage and hunger of the killer are indeed evident in the manner the victims are slaughtered.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Dracula movies set in victorian london


The classic tale of Count Dracula has been a staple watch for horror-loving fans. He is doomed to live for eternity by sucking blood from his victims. When lawyer Jonathan Harker visits the count’s house, the latter sees a photo from Harker’s belongings that resembles his dead wife. He imprisons the poor lad and sets off to London to find the girl.

The story of Dracula is considered one of the greatest and timeless stories ever written. It has also been adapted to several films and plays.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007)

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Another gory and gripping tale of vengeance, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street is a spine-chilling film that will make your stomach turn. The evil judge lusts for the barber’s wife and sends the latter into prison for a crime he did not commit. The barber returns 15 years later with a revenge scheme and a razor as his weapon.

The bodies of the unlucky victims are transported into a meat-pie shop. Although the mad barber has killed many, satisfaction can only be achieved when his blade finally touches the judge’s throat.

The Woman In Black (2012)

The Woman in Black movies set in Victorian London


This is a story of a ghost trapped in a house and seeking something. A grieving lawyer was sent to a small town to arrange some affairs, but it seems the village is hiding a dark secret.

His client’s house is haunted by a woman in black, and it is said that she has been terrorizing the town, especially the children.


Written by Ariane Cruz

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.