Celebrating Women In Horror Month #WIHM

These days, horror is pretty much all I watch. And not because of the current dumpster fire of American politics. I’ve been a horror movie fan for years. I love it all. Slasher, monster, psychological, and things in the bowels of Hulu and Netflix that can’t be described. (Side-eyeing you 1313 series)

Quality doesn’t matter. One of my favorites of last year was 1977’s Death Bed. It’s not good by any stretch of the imagination, but slithered into the very special category of so bizarre, it’s good.

Another favorite of last year was the Hatchet trilogy. I’m a sucker for movies that end up being exactly what it says on the tin. No one expects a deep psychological thriller from something called Hatchet.

Unfortunately, none of these movies were directed by women or starred strong female characters. It made me miss the Soska sisters and dark movies like Ravenous or more action-based like Raze. Then the calendar flipped to February and I broke out my happy dance which looks a lot like “Doin’ Da Butt”.

This year, I’m looking for some new movies to fall in love with. Here’s a short list of horror directed by women that I can’t wait to watch. If you’ve seen them before, leave a comment!

A Night to Dismember and Blood Diner

I’m in a splatter/exploitation phase right now, and these promise plenty of savagery.

Near Dark

Award winners like The Hurt Locker do nothing for me, but the same director created something IO9 calls “violently gorgeous…may well be the greatest vampire-biker-Western ever”.

Office Killer

Just found out about this one. It looks like something to watch if you want to off your co-workers, but don’t want to risk the felonies.

Organ

Ten years ago, I couldn’t get enough of Japanese horror. Hopefully this will bring back the good memories formed with Audition and The Eye.

Now I’ve got my 2017 horror wishlist, I’ll do my best to watch these and report the results. In the meantime, here’s a clip of my favorite horror movie of all time. I’ve watched it three times and it still chills me to the bone. Enjoy!

3 Comments

  1. Lizzy

    I’m a recent Shudder subscriber, and I LOVE it. They’ve curated a collection of horror films directed by women! Yay! It’s pretty much the only reason I joined, but they have a ton of movies.

    I haven’t seen Office Killer–I will definitely add that to my movie list.

    Love and gore,
    Lizzy Walker, WiHM Librarian 😉

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