“Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer–both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams.”
― Bram Stoker, Dracula
“It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more.” – Bela Lugosi
Entertaining links to Women in Horror:
At The Last Drive-In, Heroines & Scream Queens of Classic Horror: the 1940s
From Dr. Blood’s Video Vault, Women in Horror During the 1920s
From Sophie Vickers, The Representation of Women in Horror Films
Girls on Film: 4 Female Filmmakers Who Pioneered Horror Films
From Graveyard Shift Sisters: Black Women in Horror Films from the 1930s-Present
Be safe and enjoy more Halloween fare if you’ve the time…
Halloween Horror on Old-Time Radio
Fantastic gallery! I especially like the photos of Granny ( The Addams Family ) and Ilona Massey. But where is Barbara Shelley? She is often considered the Queen of Horror.
Thank you for noticing!! Ms. Shelley was getting two gifs, but neither downloaded!!! AAAAHHHHHHH.
Wonderful collection here prompting plenty of fun and spooky memories. Bravo!
Glas you like it, Mike! It was fun to put together and reminded me of so many I need to watch again.
It warmed my heart to see Dr. Hoffman and Countess Zeleska next to each other. Our hearts are often warmed by the most unexpected things.
Indeed they are. Terrific horror duo.
Love this! I think too often, we think of horror in terms of men (Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, etc) but women have offered up plenty of horror too. My only disappointment is that I don’t see Wednesday Adams on here, the quintessential girl child horror (plus I’m a huge fan of Christina Ricci :-D).
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Wednesday Addams is there. 🙂
I should say the original Wednesday is there.
Great post! This truly reminds me how many terrifying movies there are out there with solid female performances!
Yes! It served to remind me as well as I put this together.
Aurora, I really enjoyed your wonderful photographic tribute to the WOMEN OF HORROR. I liked them all, but you really can’t get any better than Elsa Lanchester in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN(1935).