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 annually. Includes co-directing teams. Films had to have been watched by at least 1,000 members.

With thanks to the following Letterboxd member lists for help with sourcing the films: GORY B MOVIE, 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

  • Titane

    2

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    3

  • The Other Side of the Underneath

    4

  • Helter Skelter

    5

  • Raw

    6

  • Tigers Are Not Afraid

    7

  • Celia

    8

  • Ravenous

    9

  • Saint Maud

    10

  • Near Dark

    11

  • Good Manners

    12

  • The Love Witch

    13

  • Messiah of Evil

    14

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    15

  • Nothing Bad Can Happen

    16

  • Fear Street: 1666

    17

  • Revenge

    18

  • The Babadook

    19

  • Jennifer's Body

    20

  • Salomé

    21

  • Ozark Sharks

    22

  • Trouble Every Day

    23

  • Fear Street: 1978

    24

  • Friendly Beast

    25

  • Wolf's Hole

    26

  • The Lure

    27

  • Goodnight Mommy

    28

  • Amer

    29

  • In My Skin

    30

  • The Father's Shadow

    31

  • The Invitation

    32

  • Sun Don't Shine

    33

  • Candyman

    34

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    35

  • American Mary

    36

  • Censor

    37

  • Evolution

    38

  • Always Shine

    39

  • Most Beautiful Island

    40

  • The Voices

    41

  • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears

    42

  • I Blame Society

    43

  • Tenement

    44

  • Summer of 84

    45

  • Pet Sematary

    46

  • The Blue Hour

    47

  • Relic

    48

  • Chained

    49

  • Fatal Frame

    50