Horror/Thriller #52FilmsByWomen #DirectedByWomen – In Progress

by melissabrattoni | created - 21 Apr 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

(To pledge visit: womeninfilm.org/52-films/) Recently completing the #52FilmsByWomen challenge I'm embarking on another year. This time as a further challenge to myself I will watch feature films that are of the Horror and/or Thriller genres worldwide to fulfill my interest in this area.

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1. Silent House (2011)

R | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

49 Metascore

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.

Directors: Chris Kentis, Laura Lau | Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julia Chan

Votes: 20,536 | Gross: $12.56M

2. American Mary (2012)

R | 103 min | Drama, Horror

46 Metascore

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.

Directors: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska | Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk, David Lovgren

Votes: 19,922

3. XX (2017)

R | 80 min | Horror

64 Metascore

Four short horror films that are directed and written by women.

Directors: Roxanne Benjamin, Karyn Kusama, St. Vincent, Jovanka Vuckovic | Stars: Natalie Brown, Jonathan Watton, Peter DaCunha, Peyton Kennedy

Votes: 9,162 | Gross: $0.03M

4. #Horror (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

42 Metascore

Six preadolescent girls face a night of terror when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of cyber bullying into a night of insanity.

Director: Tara Subkoff | Stars: Sadie Seelert, Haley Murphy, Bridget McGarry, Blue Lindeberg

Votes: 2,975

5. Lethal Seduction (2015)

TV-14 | 80 min | Thriller

High School senior Mark Richards has never minded his overprotective widowed mother, Tanya, and is a good son to her as he prepares to go off to Princeton in the fall. However, when he ... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Leopardi | Stars: Caleb Ruminer, Amanda Detmer, Dina Meyer, Brian Thomas Smith

Votes: 613

6. Carrie (2013)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror

53 Metascore

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.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday

Votes: 122,667 | Gross: $35.27M

7. Hurt (2009)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A recently widowed family is forced to move into their uncle's salvage yard, and soon after the arrival of a mysterious foster child, a family secret starts to threaten their lives.

Director: Barbara Stepansky | Stars: Melora Walters, William Mapother, Johanna Braddy, Sofia Vassilieva

Votes: 1,366

8. The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, José Torvay

Votes: 5,381

9. The Drowning (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

A psychiatrist faces his past, present and future when he finds himself involved in the treatment of a young man recently released from prison for a murder committed when the boy was just 11 years old.

Director: Bette Gordon | Stars: Julia Stiles, Avan Jogia, John C. McGinley, Josh Charles

Votes: 1,976

10. Tormented (2014)

TV-MA | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

Kylie Winters, a bullied and self-loathing teen, reluctantly agrees to babysit at an isolated country mansion on Halloween night. When a small boy in a pig mask appears at the door ... See full summary »

Director: Audrey Cummings | Stars: Alysa King, Samora Smallwood, Bart Rochon, Aaron Chartrand

Votes: 1,417

11. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

R | 157 min | Drama, Thriller

95 Metascore

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

Votes: 244,505 | Gross: $95.72M

12. Always Shine (2016)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

Best friends Anna and Beth take a weekend trip to Big Sur, hopeful to re-establish a bond broken by years of competition and jealousy. Tensions mount, however, leading to an unexpected yet ... See full summary »

Director: Sophia Takal | Stars: Mackenzie Davis, Caitlin FitzGerald, Lawrence Michael Levine, Khan Baykal

Votes: 3,266 | Gross: $0.01M

13. The Bad Batch (2016)

R | 118 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

62 Metascore

In a desert dystopia, a young woman is kidnapped by cannibals.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour | Stars: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jayda Fink, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 18,563 | Gross: $0.18M

14. The Bye Bye Man (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

37 Metascore

Three friends stumble upon the horrific origins of a mysterious figure they discover is the root cause of the evil behind unspeakable acts.

Director: Stacy Title | Stars: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Michael Trucco

Votes: 15,762 | Gross: $22.38M

15. Jennifer's Body (2009)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

47 Metascore

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?

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, Johnny Simmons

Votes: 104,256 | Gross: $16.20M

16. Amer (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

72 Metascore

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.

Directors: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani | Stars: Cassandra Forêt, Charlotte Eugène Guibeaud, Marie Bos, Biancamaria D'Amato

Votes: 5,054

17. Grave (II) (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror

81 Metascore

An innocent teenager, studying to be a vet, develops a craving for human flesh.

Director: Julia Ducournau | Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 45,984 | Gross: $0.51M

18. Goodnight Mommy (2014)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

81 Metascore

Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz | Stars: Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz, Susanne Wuest, Hans Escher

Votes: 33,996 | Gross: $1.17M

19. The Beguiled (2017)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell

Votes: 39,779 | Gross: $10.58M

20. Unforgettable (II) (2017)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

45 Metascore

A woman sets out to make life a living hell for her ex-husband's new fiancée.

Director: Denise Di Novi | Stars: Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults, Isabella Kai Rice

Votes: 10,543 | Gross: $11.27M

21. Red Riding Hood (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

29 Metascore

Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke

Votes: 100,686 | Gross: $37.66M

22. The Open House (2018)

TV-MA | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

A teenager and his mother find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.

Directors: Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote | Stars: Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton, Patricia Bethune, Sharif Atkins

Votes: 22,044

23. Revenge (II) (2017)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

81 Metascore

Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.

Director: Coralie Fargeat | Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède

Votes: 20,670 | Gross: $0.10M



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