Women Horror Feminist

Women in Horror: Icons, Movies & Books

Because the best genre is also home to the best people.

Horror hasn’t always had the best track record with depicting women fairly in its media. There are, however, a few gems that have made strides in empowering and flipping the script for women.

Here’s your starter pack to getting to know the big names in equality in the horror industry.

Icons

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Graveyard Shift Sisters

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via Forbes

The Soska Sisters

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Salem Horror Fest

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via Quartz

Asia Argento

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via Den of Geek

Karyn Kusama

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Mary Lambert

Movies

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Jennifer’s Body

Season of the Witch

The Love Witch

Ginger Snaps

May

The Company of Wolves

Books

 

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Fledgling

 

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Now You’re One of Us

 

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The Icarus Girl

 

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The Grip of It

 

 

This is just a light smattering of the incredible icons, movies and books representing women in horror. But it’s important to actively seek them out to support indie horror and a more inclusive future of the genre.

 

 

Who/what would you add to these lists?


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