Highest Rated Horror Films Directed by Women

The 50 highest-rated horror films directed by women, according to the Letterboxd community. This list was created for Hallowe’en 2019 and is updated several times each year. Includes co-directing teams. Films had to have been watched by at least 500 members (we dropped this from the usual minimum of 1,000 to ensure some important older films made the list).

Although they didn't make the list, it’s worth mentioning that Cropsey, Office Killer, The Wind and The Slumber Party Massacre were all bubbling under.

With thanks to the following Letterboxd member lists for help with sourcing the films: Dana Danger, Vanessa, Andre de Nervaux, Scott Weinberg and Jay of the Dead. We welcome discussion in the comments!

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  • American Psycho

    1

  • Saint Maud

    2

  • The Other Side of the Underneath

    3

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    4

  • Tigers Are Not Afraid

    5

  • Raw

    6

  • Helter Skelter

    7

  • Celia

    8

  • Good Manners

    9

  • Messiah of Evil

    10

  • Near Dark

    11

  • Ravenous

    12

  • The Love Witch

    13

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    14

  • The Babadook

    15

  • Revenge

    16

  • The Mafu Cage

    17

  • Trouble Every Day

    18

  • Nothing Bad Can Happen

    19

  • Friendly Beast

    20

  • The Lure

    21

  • Salomé

    22

  • Amer

    23

  • Goodnight Mommy

    24

  • In My Skin

    25

  • The Invitation

    26

  • Ozark Sharks

    27

  • Sun Don't Shine

    28

  • Evolution

    29

  • American Mary

    30

  • Dearest Sister

    31

  • Always Shine

    32

  • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears

    33

  • Most Beautiful Island

    34

  • The Voices

    35

  • The Blue Hour

    36

  • Summer of 84

    37

  • Tenement

    38

  • Hotel

    39

  • Prevenge

    40

  • Pet Sematary

    41

  • Relic

    42

  • Chained

    43

  • Faust

    44

  • Jennifer's Body

    45

  • The Lodge

    46

  • Berlin Syndrome

    47

  • Blood Punch

    48

  • Cargo

    49

  • Lyle

    50