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May 25, 2010

25 Amazing Women in Horror Films

Jamie Lee Curtis - Halloween

Quinn O'Hara - The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini

Jessica Harper - Suspiria

Barbara Steele - The Pit and the Pendulum

Sigourney Weaver - Alien

Shelley Duvall - The Shining

Melissa Stribling - Horror of Dracula

Ashley Bank - The Monster Squad

Myrna Loy (Yes, THE Myrna Loy!) - The Mask of Fu Manchu

Marilyn Eastman - Night of the Living Dead

Jocelin Donahue & Greta Gerwig - The House of the Devil

Deborah Kerr - The Innocents

Phoebe Cates - Gremlins

Ellen Burstyn & Linda Blair - The Exorcist

Betsy Baker, Ellen Sandweiss, & Theresa Tilly - The Evil Dead

Evelyn Ankers - The Ghost of Frankenstein

Fay Wray - Doctor X

Mae Clarke - Frankenstein

Britt Ekland - The Wicker Man

Aneta Corseaut - The Blob

Gaylen Ross - Dawn of the Dead

This post is dedicated to all women who fight for the horror genre, most of whom are just as amazing as these 25 women. You rule, ladies, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.


Morgan said...

Great list! These women sure do rule!

Sharon Day said...

Wonderful! I'd add Karen Black and Pamela Franklin, but, damn, there's just so many good ones!

The Mike said...

Yeah, I could have gone on all night. Perhaps 25 MORE Amazing Women in Horror Films will come later...

R.D. Penning said...

Great job Mike! Loved the list!

Jinx said...

Just wonderful, Mike. You rule!

deadlydolls said...

Love that you included Marilyn Eastman here. We all forget Helen Cooper in light of her jerkface husband, crazy Barbra, and socially significant Ben, but she is one of the most grounded characters in that film and deserves such credit.

Also, love you for being classy and cool.

Emily said...

Very nice tribute :)

I love Myrna Loy!!! I'm so glad she was included, and I'm adding The Mask of Fu Manchu to my Netflix queue ASAP! I can't believe I've never seen it. Have you seen the Thin Man series? She is so wonderful in it!

The Mike said...

Thanks all!

Emilys - I thought you were both the same person when I got the emails about new comments, and got really concerned for your sanity. Then I noticed the C, and all made sense.

And you both make great points. I almost listed Judith O'Dea from NOTLD, and then I thought about how much Karen meant to that movie.

As for Myrna Loy and The Thin Man, I totally love them. Plus the couple of movies she did with Cary Grant...ahhhhh, so good. Mask of Fu Manchu has her as the evil daughter of Fu, played by Karloff. Not great, but that alone makes it a must see.

Enbrethiliel said...


Yay for Ashley Bank! =D