Female Horror Characters

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Female Horror Characters

Ever viewed these Female Horror Characters? We guarantee you'll find some new picks. We gathered 25 of the top ones.

Aliens (1986)

Aliens
★★★★
★★★★
3.4 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser
Rated R

Aliens is a 1986 sci-fi horror film directed by James Cameron. The film follows Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) as she returns to the planet where her crew encountered the deadly alien creatures, this time accompanied by a unit of space marines. After arriving, they discover the colonists have been wiped out by the aliens and they must fight to survive. As they battle their way through the base, they discover the horrifying truth of the aliens' origins. In the end, Ripley and the marines must do battle with the Queen Alien in an epic showdown. Aliens is a thrilling and action-packed sci-fi classic that features a strong female lead, intense action sequences and groundbreaking special effects.

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From William Friedkin, starring Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb
Rated R

The Exorcist (1973) is a horror film directed by William Friedkin. It is based on the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty. The film follows the story of a young girl, Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair), who becomes possessed by a satanic entity. In order to save her, two Catholic priests attempt an exorcism. The film follows the priests as they battle the evil forces and attempt to save Regan from her torment. The film received much critical acclaim, and is now regarded as one of the greatest horror films of all time.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy
Rated Passed

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is a 1962 psychological thriller directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. The movie follows the story of two aging sisters, Baby Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) and Blanche Hudson (Joan Crawford), who live together in a Hollywood mansion. Jane, once a successful child star, is now grown and living off the meager royalties of her few remaining fans. Blanche, meanwhile, was a successful film actress until she was involved in a mysterious hit-and-run accident. Jane, feeling betrayed by her sister’s fame and success, slowly begins to mentally and physically abuse Blanche. As Jane’s mental state deteriorates, her dark secrets are slowly revealed, and it becomes clear that Jane has been harboring a deep resentment of her sister since childhood. In the end, the two sisters face off in a violent and shocking climax.

Let the Right One In (2008)

Let the Right One In
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Tomas Alfredson, starring Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl
Rated R

Let the Right One In is a Swedish romantic horror film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The film follows the story of 12-year-old Oskar, a lonely and bullied outcast living in Sweden in the early 1980s. He meets a young girl named Eli, who moves into his apartment complex with her father, and the two soon form an intense bond of friendship. However, Oskar soon discovers that Eli is not what she seems and is actually a centuries-old vampire. As their friendship grows and Oskar learns more of Eli's dark past, he must decide whether to accept her for who she is or to stay away from her for his own safety. The film is a tender exploration of friendship and the boundaries of love.

Misery (1990)

Misery
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Rob Reiner, starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen
Rated R

Misery is a psychological horror film directed by Rob Reiner and based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. It stars James Caan as Paul Sheldon, an author of romance novels who is rescued from a car accident by Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), who turns out to be a deranged fan. Annie forces Paul to write a novel for her, and when he attempts to escape from her, she resorts to increasingly violent measures to keep him in captivity. The film follows Paul as he attempts to outwit and escape from Annie, with the help of his publisher (Lauren Bacall). The film was critically acclaimed, earning Academy Award nominations for Best Actress (Bates) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Carrie (1976)

Carrie
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Brian De Palma, starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta
Rated R

The Bad Seed (1956)

The Bad Seed
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Mervyn LeRoy, starring Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Gage Clarke, Jesse White
Rated Approved

Suspiria (1977)

Suspiria
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Dario Argento, starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé
Rated R

Cat People (1942)

Cat People
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Jacques Tourneur, starring Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph
Rated Not Rated

The Ring (2002)

The Ring
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Gore Verbinski, starring Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman
Rated PG-13

Let Me In (2010)

Let Me In
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Matt Reeves, starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono
Rated R

Orphan (2009)

Orphan
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder
Rated R

Play Misty for Me (1971)

Play Misty for Me
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Clint Eastwood, starring Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch
Rated R

Hellraiser (1987)

Hellraiser
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Clive Barker, starring Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman
Rated R

Ginger Snaps (2000)

Ginger Snaps
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From John Fawcett, starring Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers
Rated Not Rated

Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told (1967)

Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Jack Hill, starring Lon Chaney Jr., Carol Ohmart, Quinn K. Redeker, Beverly Washburn
Rated Not Rated

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

The Devil's Rejects
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Rob Zombie, starring Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, William Forsythe
Rated R

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Scott Derrickson, starring Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Campbell Scott
Rated PG-13

High Tension (2003)

High Tension
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Alexandre Aja, starring Cécile de France, Maïwenn, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun
Rated R

Twins of Evil (1971)

Twins of Evil
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From John Hough, starring Inigo Jackson, Judy Matheson, Peter Cushing, Harvey Hall
Rated R

Inferno (1980)

Inferno
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Dario Argento, starring Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi
Rated R

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

The Blair Witch Project
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez, starring Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffin
Rated R

Daughters of Darkness (1971)

Daughters of Darkness
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Harry Kümel, starring Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet, Andrea Rau
Rated R

Friday the 13th (1980)

Friday the 13th
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Sean S. Cunningham, starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan
Rated R

Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

Alice, Sweet Alice
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Alfred Sole, starring Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster
Rated R

 



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