Horror Movies are well known for screaming girls as they run for their lives being chased by a murderous Villain. Women in Horror Movies aren’t always the victims though. In fact sometimes they are just as evil as the guys, maybe even more so.
Whether they like to tie up and torture their victims slowly or kill them swiftly the ladies can hold their own in the scary Villain category. The old saying “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” is certainly true in Horror Films. So be careful not to tangle with these ladies or you might end up missing a few body parts.
10- Ginger (Ginger Snaps)
Ginger and her younger sister, Brigitte, like to pose like they are dead and take Macabre pictures of themselves. Ginger has her first period and gets bitten by a werewolf on the same night during a full moon. Ginger doesn’t mean to be bad, but her inner wolf comes out and wants more than just a light snack!
9- Baby Firefly (House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects)
Baby Firefly seems to get her thrills from torturing other people just for fun. Don’t let her pretty face fool you though, she is seriously evil and demented. Baby Firefly is very skilled on the dance floor and with a knife. She carves up her victims and laughs about it!
8- Jennet Humfrye (The Woman in Black)
Jennet’s son was stolen from her by her sister because she was a single mother. Her sister adopted the little boy and then in a tragic accident he died in the Eel Marsh. Jennet never forgave her sister and commited suicide over the tragic turn of events. Her vengeful spirit haunts Eel Marsh and the Village nearby by entrancing the children and leading them to their deaths.
7- Lola (Loved Ones)
Lola and her Father have a very close and strange relationship. Anything she wants, her Father will try to do his best to fulfill her wishes. At the moment, she wants the boy who turned her down for Prom, so Daddy kidnaps him and brings him to Lola. Lola is truly evil and not good girlfriend material. She gets her kicks by kidnapping guys and torturing them while Daddy watches.
6- Julia (Hellraiser 1 and 2)
Julia will do anything for the man that she loves. She lies, Cheats, and Kills just to bring her man back from Hell. Julia seduces innocent men and brings them back to her skinless lover, Frank, so that he can devour them and regain his strength. Unfortunately for Julia, the Cenobites have other plans and she ends up as helpless as her lover was.
5- La Femme (Inside)
The Woman will stop at nothing to get back the child that she lost. Months earlier, The woman and Sarah were involved in a fatal car crash that killed Sarah’s husband and The Woman’s unborn child.
The Woman has come to exact her revenge and take Sarah’s baby for her own. A bloody battle ensues and The Woman is ruthlessly determined to take the baby any way she can.
4- May (May)
May is a very lonely girl and she wishes she had a friend more than anything else. She finds a boyfriend and a girlfriend, but May soon starts to reveal her true creepy self, and they are both scared away.
May decides if she can not find friends easily, then she has to make them from scratch. She is very skilled at sewing and doll making, and stitches up a new friend from “perfect parts” in no time!
3- Pamela Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
Mrs. Voorhees has never gotten over the drowning of her only son, Jason. She carries out her revenge on anyone who tries to reopen Camp Crystal Lake. She especially hates teenagers that have sex, drink alcohol, or smoke pot.
She blames teenagers because it was a group of partying camp counselors that let her son die in the lake. Mrs. Voorhees is quite skilled with a bow and arrow!
2- Annie Wilkes (Misery)
Annie Wilkes is Paul Sheldon’s number one fan, she is obsessed with his novels about a character named Misery. She finds Paul after he crashes his car on a mountain road and brings him back to her isolated house in the woods. Paul broke both his legs and dislocated his shoulder in the crash, so he is bed ridden and must rely on Annie for everything.
When Annie discovers that Paul has killed off her favourite character in his latest book, she goes into a rage. Annie forces Paul to burn the manuscript he has worked so hard on and forces him to write a new book instead. It turns out that Annie has a very troubled past and he is being held captive by an insane killer.
1- Auntie Ruth (The Girl Next Door)
Auntie Ruth is a widow that takes care of two young girls after their parents die in a car accident. At first everything seems normal to her friend, David, that lives next door but eventually Meg tells him that Ruth is cruel to her and her younger sister. Meg tells a local policeman about Ruth’s abuse, and ends up getting caught.
Ruth ties her up and tortures her using a small group of children in the neighbourhood to do her evil deeds for her. One of the most evil and vindictive female characters in Horror, Auntie Ruth, is actually based on a real woman that tortured a young girl to death. Real life is is sometimes worse than fiction!