There aren’t a lot of Female-Led horror films that have made significant numbers no the box office. Reason? There aren’t enough female-led horror narratives.
In this article, I have listed down 10 such female-led films that have done well and have been appreciated by the film paternity and the audiences across the globe.
1 . Rosemary’s Baby
First on the list is Rosemary, starring Mia Farrow, the film centres her learning that she is expecting under abnormal conditions and her developing concern that a cult is seeking her baby. The film has many accolades under its belt. It got selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry.
2. The Exorcist
The Exorcist is probably the scariest film I have ever seen! This film is not for the faint-hearted. In the film, a 12-year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious entity or entities. To get her back, her mother seeks help from two priests. The film has been rated 8/10 on IMDb.
3. A Dark Song
4. Black Swan
Black Swan was released in 2010 and had left many puzzled. The film has its fair share of scare jumps; however, no other entities involved. It is about a committed dancer who struggles to sustain her mental health after she won the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”. The film has been rated 8/10 on IMDB.
5. The Silence of the Lambs
Another film that does not involve a ghost! This film follows a young F.B.I. agent who receives the help of an imprisoned and persuasive man-eater to help find another serial criminal. Overall, the film is a great watch! IMDB: 8.6/10
Definitely, a film to watch with your friends this spooky season! Ari Aster directs the film. The narrative is about Graham family and ancestor Annie as they continue to endure tragedy after tragedy in their seemingly cursed family.
7. The Babadook
In this film, Laurie Strode faces her long-time antagonist Michael Myers, the masked character who has tormented her since she almost escaped his assassinations on Halloween night about forty years ago.
9. It Follows
The film is directed and written by David Robert Mitchel. It is about a young woman who is accompanied by an anonymous spiritual force after a passionate encounter. IMDb: 6.8/10
10. Ready or Not
Definitely, a fun movie to watch! Rated 6.8/10 on IMDb. The narrative of this film is rather unusual. It is about a bride’s wedding night that takes a disastrous turn when her unconventional new in-laws seize her to take part in a terrifying competition.
Let us know which one of these film is your favourite.