Women and horror movies make for strange bedfellows — yet also simultaneously one of the most fruitful marriages in all of film.
For a long time, horror across all mediums was very exclusionary, both in terms of gender and race. It most often still is, despite the fact that many marginalized people gravitate toward horror because the genre allows us to process trauma from the safe distance of fiction.
Increasingly, horror films are proving themselves to be a perfect genre for social commentary, to understand the Other rather than demonize them.
So in the spirit of Halloween, we’ve compiled an exhaustive (though undoubtedly incomplete) guide to the best feminist and women-centric horror films of all time. But our comprehensive list comes with a million caveats. Read more…More about Halloween, Feminism, Horror, Entertainment, and Activism