Friday Foto Follies: Women of Horror

“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

Happy Vintage Halloween

13 thoughts

  1. 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).

    The Dream Book Blog

  2. 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).

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