Women-Made Horror

While female directors are relatively sparse in the mainstream film industry as a whole, in comparison to their male counterparts, my observations have led me to conclude that this is especially true within genre films, such as sci-fi and horror. Horror in particular seems to be especially patriarchal with its themes and stories, including who gets to tell their stories. Every October, I see dozens of film fans holding horror movie marathons, paying homage to some of the greatest talents within the genre. The same names always come around every year - Tobe Hooper, George Romero, Wes Craven, Dario Argento, etc. - and every year there is an outright exclusion of women filmmakers. That's not to say that none of…

  • The ABCs of Death
  • Amer
  • American Mary
  • American Psycho
  • The Babadook
  • Blood Diner
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • In My Skin
  • Ghostwatch
  • Humanoids from the Deep
  • Kitchen Sink
  • Messiah of Evil
  • Near Dark
  • Pet Sematary
  • Ravenous
  • The Slumber Party Massacre
  • Slumber Party Massacre II
  • Trouble Every Day
  • Jennifer's Body
  • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears
  • The Hitch-Hiker
  • Pet Sematary II
  • The Attic
  • Pathogen
  • Boxing Helena
  • Organ
  • The Captured Bird
  • The Mafu Cage
  • Severe Injuries
  • Office Killer
  • A Night to Dismember
  • Blood Bath
  • Tenement
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
  • Blood & Donuts
  • Kiss of the Damned
  • The Rage: Carrie 2
  • Carrie
  • Spookies
  • Soulmate
  • Silent House
  • The Countess
  • The Commune
  • Roman
  • A Visit from the Incubus
  • Of Dolls and Murder
  • Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror
  • Lip Stick
  • Visible Secret
  • Death in Charge
  • The Party is Over
  • Carver
  • DeGenerazione
  • Hide and Seek
  • Among Friends
  • Scarlet Samurai: Incarnation
  • Hisss
  • Chained
  • The Earl Sessions
  • My Sucky Teen Romance
  • Pocahauntus
  • Zombiemania
  • Don't Look Back
  • Kill by Inches
  • In Their Sleep
  • Blood Sisters
  • Lurkers
  • Banned
  • Prime Evil
  • The Oracle
  • The Moth Diaries
  • The Being
  • The Forever Dead
  • Fistful of Brains
  • Howling VI: The Freaks
  • Ludlow
  • The Velvet Vampire
  • Dance of the Damned
  • Trippin'
  • Dead Hooker in a Trunk
  • Hurt
  • Frankenpimp
  • Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus!
  • Blood and Chocolate
  • Each Time I Kill
  • The Shadow Within
  • The Shining
  • Destiny
  • Ginger Snaps
  • Three… Extremes
  • Dumplings
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • The Mask of Fu Manchu
  • Night of Terror
  • Maniac
  • Condemned to Live
  • The Walking Dead
  • Invisible Ghost