Disclaimer: This list barely touches the tip of the spooky iceberg. Why did I think including only ten would be a good idea? Who knows, but here we are.
Me? Taking any chance I can to screech about my love for women? You bet your ghoulish buns. Maybe, I’ll make this an entire series where I do Top Tens in anything and everything women-related. Until then, let me share ten women characters in horror films that are dreadfully fantastic.
These are in no particular order besides the number one spot! ♥
10. Kirby Reed, Scream 4
— I got a confession to make: Excluding the original, my favorite Scream film is Scream 4. Am I a bit bias because I’m obsessed with the Culkin brothers? Absolutely. But, stepping aside from my obsession, I absolutely love Hayden Panettiere as Kirby Reed. I’m a sucker for those theories stating that she might return because we never actually see Kirby’s dead body. Crossing my fingers, ghouls.
9. Regan MacNeil, The Exorcist
I gotta be careful here, otherwise I might get a bit too emotional over The Exorcist. The Exorcist is one of my favorite films and books; demons scare the living shit out of me. There’s just something about watching this perfect mother & daughter relationship and witnessing it go, quite literally, to Hell. Hashtag Shook.
8. Tiffany Valentine, Bride of Chucky
If you know me, you know that I’m always here for a ridiculously fun time & is there anything more fun that Bride of Chucky? No. I mean maybe, but that would really be shooting down my point, so I’mma go with no. Adding the iconic Tiffany Valentine into the Child’s Play franchise was absolute genius.
7. Adelaide/Red, Us
Here’s the deal. Lupita Nyong’o did a damn good job with her dual roles in Jordan Peele’s Us. Like? Queen? I could never? Quite frankly, Us is one of the greatest films and I absolutely loved seeing the battle between Adelaide & Red.
6. Beverly Marsh, IT
Talking about IT also gets me in my emotions. This is mostly referring to the more recent adaption & leaning more towards Chapter One — however! Jessica Chastain is an absolute queen. But, I’m just gonna say it — Chapter Two was a flop in my opinion. The Losers Club holds a very big section of my heart, so obvs, Beverly Marsh makes the list.
5. Carrie White, Carrie
Obviously Carrie White makes the list. I remember reading Carrie for the first time, after having seen the movie & it’s reboots multiple times, and just feeling so many emotions for this character. Carrie White will always be my prom queen. ♥
4. Laurie Strode, Halloween
Laurie Strode will always be a winner to me. Another confession – I didn’t really care for the newest Halloween film, however! Laurie Strode returning as an even more badass than before? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP.
3. Sidney Prescott, Scream
We have another badass on our hands with this one. Sidney Prescott is never gonna catch a break because apparently there are a lot of murderers & grudge-holders residing in Westboro. However, we gotta give our girl some credit — she handles it pretty well. We love a kickass Final Girl. ♥
2. Angela Baker, Sleepaway Camp
On a scale of 1 to this is one of the best horror movies of all time — this is one of my all-time favorites. I wish I could tell you why this movie wins my heart every re-watch (maybe, I’ll do another re-watch, take notes & write an entire opinion piece on the film — is this something I should do? Yes probably.), but it does. And Felissa Rose is a legend – I am so so proud of everything she’s accomplished.
We made it to number one, ghouls. If you know me, this probably comes as to no surprise — but I am a huge Elvira fan. I legit look to her as an inspiration and she is just a huge part of my horror upbringing. I could probably go hours discussing my love for the Mistress of the Dark, but instead, watch this video showcasing her career highlights!
Alright, ghouls! It’s your turn! Share with me your favorite women horror characters! Do you love anyone on my list? Let me know in the comments!