With the upcoming release of the creepy Hammer film The Woman in Black on DVD May 22nd, we thought it would be a good time to look back at some of our favorite frightening women from horror films of the past. Believe me; these aren’t your average scream queens. These women bite back…hard!
To prime the proverbial pump, we have some honorable mentions for those who just missed the list. Who wasn’t creeped out by Cécile De France in Haute Tension (High Tension) or Isabelle Fuhrman in Orphan. I remember looking through my fingers at the woman-thing at the end of [REC], and Rebecca De Mornay was simply cold-blooded in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle. Rie Ino’o gave us an iconic image in Ring, which Daveigh Chase duplicated in the American remake. And Lina Leandersson was eerie as Ellie in Lat den ratte komma in (Let the Right One In). Hell, if the films they were in were scarier, we’d love to have put Bellatrix Lestrange and The Wicked Witch of the West on here. They were some nasty ladies as well! And isn’t that just the way we like ’em? Nasty! Read on, for we’ve got them all here, in no particular order – the Top Ten Most Frightening Women in Film.
You’ve heard us talk about this film, rave about it even. And if you haven’t gotten out to see The Loved Ones yet, you’re doing yourself a disservice as a horror fan. This movie is the real deal and Robin McLeavy as Lola Stone is killer! Actually maybe torturer/killer is a more accurate description, but you get the idea. This is a true case of whatever Lola wants, Lola gets (why can’t I write that without dreaming about Sofia Vergara in that Pepsi commercial?) because when Lola doesn’t get what she wants, bad things happen…real bad. It’s not easy to include a character so new that many of you guys haven’t even heard of her yet, but trust us; when you finally meet Lola Stone, you’ll see what we’re talking about.