50 Must-See Horror Films Directed by Womenby whodoesshekill | created - 10 months ago | updated - 10 months ago | Public
Yes, I know there's only 49 on here. That's because Lizzy Borden's 2002 "Forced Entry" is not on IMDB for some reason. Shame.
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3. Slumber Party Massacre II (1987)
R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Music
Courtney Bates, the younger sister of Valerie, and her friends go to their condo for a weekend getaway, but Courtney can't get rid of the haunting feeling that a supernatural rockabilly driller killer is coming to murder them all.
6. American Psycho (2000)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Votes: 417,982 | Gross: $15.07M
8. Boxing Helena (1993)
R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once was in an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.
Votes: 10,559 | Gross: $1.80M
9. Messiah of Evil (1973)
R | 90 min | Horror
A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.
10. American Mary (2012)
R | 103 min | Drama, Horror
The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called "freakish" clients.
11. Jennifer's Body (2009)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror
A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?
Votes: 104,226 | Gross: $16.20M
12. Pathogen (II) (2006)
68 min | Horror
An infection which appears to be caused by a bacteria in the water turns out to be more. A fourteen-year-old student, Dannie, feels the real cause is linked to her recurring dreams. When ... See full summary »
13. Amer (2009)
Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
As a young girl Ana was a rebellious child. She was also tormented by images of death and a shadowy, ominous figure in black. Now an adult, she is once again tormented by shadowy, other-worldly forms.
14. Ravenous (1999)
R | 101 min | Horror
In a remote military outpost in the 19th century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal.
Votes: 33,620 | Gross: $2.06M
15. Organ (1996)
110 min | Action, Drama, Horror
Two police detectives Numata and Tosaka infiltrate a group of underground black market human organ dealers. Things go haywire during a raid on the group's surgical headquarters. Numata ... See full summary »
16. The Captured Bird (2012)
10 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
A darkly poetic fable that begins with a little girl drawing figures of people with chalk on the cement of a playground. She takes notice of an unusual crack in the pavement that is seeping... See full summary »
17. Blood Diner (1987)
Unrated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror
Two cannibalistic brothers kill various young women to use their flesh in their new special dish at their rundown restaurant, while seeking blood sacrifices to awaken a dormant Egyptian goddess.
18. Pet Sematary (1989)
R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller
After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.
Votes: 76,932 | Gross: $57.47M
19. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)
R | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.
22. Blood Bath (1966)
Not Rated | 62 min | Horror
A crazed artist who believes himself to be the reincarnation of a murderous vampire kills young women, then boils their bodies in a vat.
24. Mirror Mirror (1990)
R | 104 min | Horror, Thriller
A teenage girl begins receiving black magic power through an antique mirror that drips blood, not realizing the mirror is controlled by demonic forces.
25. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror
Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.
Votes: 36,430 | Gross: $34.87M
27. Kiss of the Damned (2012)
R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
The vampire Djuna resists the advances of Paolo, but soon gives in to their passion. When her trouble-making sister unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna's love is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered.
Votes: 4,234 | Gross: $0.01M
28. The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A horrible massacre strikes up after an outcast teenage girl is taunted by a group of high school jocks, all of them unaware of her cutthroat telekinetic powers.
Votes: 14,305 | Gross: $17.76M
29. Carrie (2013)
R | 100 min | Drama, Horror
A shy girl, outcasted by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Votes: 122,644 | Gross: $35.27M
30. Spookies (1986)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror
A sorcerer tries to sacrifice a group of people inside his house with the intention of using their vitality to keep his wife alive.
31. Soulmate (I) (2013)
Not Rated | 104 min | Horror, Mystery
Widowed Audrey retreats to an isolated Welsh cabin after a failed suicide attempt, to recuperate. Still haunted by the tragic death of her husband and struggling with her psychosis, she begins to hear strange noises.
32. Silent House (2011)
R | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A girl is trapped inside her family's lakeside retreat and becomes unable to contact the outside world as supernatural forces haunt the house with mysterious energy and consequences.
Votes: 20,525 | Gross: $12.56M
33. The Countess (2009)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History
A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.
34. The Commune (2009)
91 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
When Jenny Cross has to spend summer vacation with her deadbeat dad in his creepy commune, she thinks clean living and boredom will kill her. But some fates are worse than death.
36. A Visit from the Incubus (2001)
26 min | Horror, Short, Musical
A young Victorian woman struggles with an incubus against a backdrop of the Old West. With original period costumes, sets, and a western-vaudeville soundtrack.
37. Of Dolls and Murder (2012)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery
Of Dolls and Murder explores a haunting collection of dollhouse crime scenes and our universal fascination with murder. From CSI and real-life forensics, to the Body Farm and a crime ... See full summary »
38. Hood of Horror (2006)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
A hip hop horror anthology of three tales of terror told by the Hound of Hell that revolve around the residents of an inner-city neighborhood whose actions determine where they will go in the afterlife.
Votes: 2,629 | Gross: $0.33M
40. You ling ren jian (2001)
Unrated | 101 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
An unemployed hairdresser and a strange nurse, meet at a club and start a romance. Since meeting her, the young man encounters unexplained things which she says are spirits she can see. ... See full summary »
41. Death in Charge (2009)
Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
In the tradition of E.C. Horror Comics, this cautionary tale examines life through the eyes of Death who gets derailed when an impatient single Mom carelessly mistakes the scythe-carrying ... See full summary »
42. The Babadook (2014)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror
A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Votes: 162,946 | Gross: $0.92M
44. Carver (2015)
75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of teenagers are haunted by a despicable act they committed when they were younger. Their actions caused the deaths of three innocent people. Now, on the anniversary of those deaths... See full summary »
45. DeGenerazione (1994)
110 min | Horror
Directors: Antonio Antonelli, Asia Argento, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, Eleonora Fiorini, Alex Infascelli, Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti, Andrea Maulà, Andrea Prandstraller, Alberto Taraglio, Alessandro Valori | Stars: Stefano Abbati, Asia Argento, Corrado Guzzanti, Alessandro Haber
Segment "Prospettive" by Asia Argento
46. Hide and Seek (III) (2013)
11 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
A girl visits a house to take a Koto lesson. (Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed musical instrument.) She sees a teacher and her son, they play 'HIDE and SEEK'. And Koto lesson starts, a teacher's behavior becomes odd.
48. The Mafu Cage (1978)
R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Ellen has been taking care of her insane younger sister Cissy ever since their explorer father died. When Cissy's pet ape dies in their mansion's dungeon and Ellen finds a boyfriend, Cissy's incestuous desire for her sister turns deadly.
49. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror