Female Horror Movie Characters

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Female Horror Movie Characters

For Female Horror Movie Characters, there are so many directors talking about this topic. Here are 25 of the best 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 science-fiction horror film directed by James Cameron and released in 1986. The plot follows Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) as she returns to planet LV-426 with a crew of space marines to investigate what happened to the missing colonist expedition. When they arrive, they find out that the colonists were killed by an alien species known as Xenomorphs. The marines join forces with Ripley to face the alien threat and protect the colony's survivors. As they battle the aliens, they soon discover that the Xenomorphs have a terrifyingly powerful and intelligent queen. In the end, Ripley is able to defeat the aliens and save humanity.

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 is a 1973 horror film directed by William Friedkin and based on the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty. It tells the story of Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair), a 12-year-old girl who is possessed by a demonic entity. The film follows the attempts of two priests (Max von Sydow and Jason Miller) to save her soul by performing an exorcism. With its intense violence and spiritual themes, the film shocked many viewers, becoming the highest grossing horror film of all time and earning ten Academy Award nominations. It was also revolutionary for its use of special effects and sound design which went on to become standard for horror films. The Exorcist is still considered one of the scariest films ever made.

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 starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as two aging sisters living together in a decaying mansion in Hollywood. Jane (Davis) was a successful child star while Blanche (Crawford) was a successful actress. When Blanche is severely injured in an accident, Jane becomes her caretaker, with her resentment and jealousy leading to a nightmarish situation. As time passes, Jane's mental state begins to deteriorate and she begins to take out her frustrations on Blanche. As the film progresses, Jane's mental state continues to deteriorate and her actions become more and more sinister, eventually leading to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.

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 from 2008, directed by Tomas Alfredson. The film follows the story of Oskar, a lonely, bullied 12-year-old boy living in a suburb of Stockholm, who befriends a vampire girl named Eli. As the two become closer, Oskar learns of Eli's dark past and her connection to a series of gruesome murders in the area. At the same time, Oskar's bullies become increasingly violent and Eli helps him to stand up for himself. In the end, the two of them must make a difficult decision to protect each other. With a combination of dark themes and beautiful shots, Let the Right One In showcases the power of friendship and love in the face of despair.

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 1990 psychological thriller directed by Rob Reiner and based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film follows novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) who is rescued from a car crash by Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) who turns out to be a crazed fan. She takes him back to her remote mountain home where she forces him to write a novel according to her specifications. As Paul's desperation grows, Annie's madness deepens and the two engage in a terrifying game of cat and mouse. The film is a gripping exploration of obsession, manipulation and the power of one individual to hold another in captivity.

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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