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The Monstrous Feminine: A List of Feminist Horror Essentials

Horror films that I feel deal with the female experience in a thought-provoking way. Each film listed has a female protagonist, a female writer and/or director, or explores issues specifically related to the role of women in larger culture.
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Alien (1979)
Alien (1979)
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Aliens (1986)
Aliens (1986)
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All Cheerleaders Die (2013)
All Cheerleaders Die (2013)
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All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2008)
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2008)
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Always Shine (2016)
Always Shine (2016)
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American Mary (2012)
American Mary (2012)
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American Psycho (2000)
American Psycho (2000)
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Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)
Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)
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Annihilation (2018)
Annihilation (2018)
10
Audition (1999)
Audition (1999)
11
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
12
The Babadook (2014)
The Babadook (2014)
13
Bird Box (2018)
Bird Box (2018)
14
The Birds (1963)
The Birds (1963)
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Black Christmas (1974)
Black Christmas (1974)
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Black Rock (2012)
Black Rock (2012)
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Black Swan (2010)
Black Swan (2010)
18
The Blackcoat's Daughter (2017)
The Blackcoat's Daughter (2017)
19
The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)
The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)
20
Cam (2018)
Cam (2018)
21
Candyman (1992)
Candyman (1992)
22
Carrie (1976)
Carrie (1976)
23
Cat People (1942)
Cat People (1942)
24
The Company of Wolves (1984)
The Company of Wolves (1984)
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The Craft (1996)
The Craft (1996)
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Crimson Peak (2015)
Crimson Peak (2015)
27
Daughters of Darkness (1971)
Daughters of Darkness (1971)
28
Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009)
Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009)
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Death Becomes Her (1992)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
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Death Proof (2007)
Death Proof (2007)
31
The Descent (2005)
The Descent (2005)
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Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
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Dumplings (2004)
Dumplings (2004)
34
Excision (2012)
Excision (2012)
35
The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
36
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
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Trance (1982)
Trance (1982)
38
Fear (1996)
Fear (1996)
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The Final Girls (2015)
The Final Girls (2015)
40
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Ginger Snaps (2000)
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