It’s women in horror month, and though we may be a bit late to the game, we still want to talk about all of our favorite females in horror film history. Every single one of these amazing women hold a special place in our heart, and since we love them all so much we will not be picking a favorite. So, in no particular order, here are our favorite women in horror!
Neve Campbell is most famous for playing Sydney Prescott in one of our all time favorite movie franchises Scream. What many people don’t know is that she also played Bonnie in The Craft and had small role in one episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? Talented, smart, and beautiful Neve brought just the right balance of independence and intuition to her characters to cement herself in the horror hall of fame and become one of our favorite horror actresses.
Known as “The Queen of B’s”, Linnea has appeared in countless B-movies and horror
films. Night of Demons, Witchboard, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, and our personal favorite, The Return of the Living Dead are just a few examples of movies Ms. Quigley has appeared in. Linnea always brought a sexy and rebellious attitude to her many roles and we absolutely love her for it.
Jamie Lee Curtis
What list of favorite women in horror wouldn’t include the woman who started it all? Jamie is most famous for her portrayal of Laurie Strode in Carpenter’s Halloween franchise, but also stars in Prom Night, Terror Train, The Fog, and Road Games. Since her early acting career Jamie has gone on to become a very successful actress, however she never forgot her roots and more recently has starred in the critically acclaimed horror TV show Scream Queens. Jamie Lee Curtis has done so much for the horror community, she truly deserves her title as “The Scream Queen”
Starting her career in Re-Animator, Chopping Mall, and From Beyond, Barbara Crampton is always a delight to watch. Shes got the talent, the looks, and the acting ability to makes her one of the best horror actress of all time. More recently Barbara has played in You’re Next and We Are Still Here both of which are amazing entries in her already astounding resume.
I first saw Vera Farmiga in the 2013 horror film, The Conjuring, however, the movie scared me so much that I could not tell you a single thing about her character or acting in the film. Upon re-watching The Conjuring I realized just how talented Vera truly is. Her character, Lorraine Warren, was so kind and genuine that it was hard not to love her. Vera added so much to the already amazing Conjuring series and I cannot wait to see where her career takes her next!
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar started her horror career in 1997 where she starred in I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream 2. However, she is most famous for her portrayal of Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was an instant success and turned Sarah into a horror and TV icon. Sarah changed horror forever by throwing out all the stereotypes and became one of the toughest and coolest horror heroines of all time!
Amelia “Mimi” Kinkade
I love Mimi Kinkade! It is just so sad that she didn’t play in more horror films! If you don’t know who Mimi Kinkade is stop reading this post, open a new tab, log onto Amazon, and buy yourself the entire Night of the Demons trilogy. Amelia plays the lovely and terrifying Angela in all three Night of Demons. I don’t understand why Mimi wasn’t in more horror films, she is extremely talented and beautiful. (Have you seen her dance in Night of the Demons?) Maybe her obscurity is what makes her great, but I still wish we could have seen more of her. Today, Amelia is a renowned psychic and whether or not you believe in that sort of thing you can’t deny the impact she has had on the community. Even though Mimi only starred in three horror films she truly is unforgettable. We love you Mimi!
Dee Wallace is probably most famous for her role as the mom in Speilberg’s classic E.T. However, Dee also has a strong background in horror, The Howling, The Hills Have Eyes, Cujo, Critters and, a guilty pleasure of mine, Popcorn. My favorite role Dee has played is Karen White in The Howling; The Howling is arguably the greatest werewolf movie of all time and Dee is magnificent as the lead. She is smart, talented, beautiful, and is still keeping busy today as an actor and an author.
We’ll be honest, we had never heard of Sara Paxton until we watched The Innkeeepers a few weeks ago. But Sara did such an astounding job as Claire, that we instantly became a huge fan. She has played in the remake of the Last House of the Left, and Shark Night. We’ve also heard that she is also going to have a role in the reboot of Twin Peaks which is going to be amazing! We hope she continues her career in horror and we cannot wait to see what she does next!
We would like to thank all of the women who have had a role in horror history, without them horror would not be where it is today. Thank you all for your dedication and hard work this genre would not be the same if it was not for you!
Did we leave anyone out? Who are your favorite women in horror? Leave us a comment to let us know!