16 Of The Most Iconic Female Horror Villains, According To Fans

Step aside, Jason Voorhees. Get over yourself, Freddy Kreuger. While the male horror movie villains are usually the ones with their faces screen-printed onto black Hot Topic t-shirts or turned into rubber masks on Halloween, they aren’t the only ones spooking audiences. Read on for a list of the most iconic female horror villains according to fans. Is your favorite on the list?

Annie Wilkes from Misery


I’ll say Annie Wilkes from Misery is one of my favourites – she has a lot of charisma and is chilling in a different kind of way.


Asami from Audition


Asami from Audition. She is brilliantly complex, and has some very interesting methods of torture — wire saw, needles, etc! I also cannot help but find myself rooting for her despite it all.


Mrs. Carmody from The Mist

The Mist

Mrs. Carmody from The Mist! In a movie full of literal monsters she is by far the most evil creature our protagonists face.


Bev Keane from Midnight Mass

Midnight Mass

Hated her about as much as I hated Joffrey from GoT, which means the actress did an impeccable job. MM as a series was phenomenal


Julia Cotton in Hellraiser


Julia from Hellraiser. I love how like a modern wicked stepmother she is.


Tiffany from Bride of Chucky

Bride of Chucky

Oh I almost forgot about Tiffany!! She is an absolute joy to watch being evil, both as a human and as a doll. I love that she is back in the Cult of Chucky, she is fantastic


Margaret White from Carrie


Carrie White’s mother is one of the worst human beings ever put on film. Horrible, horrible fucking person.


Pamela Voorhees from Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Does Pamela Voorhees count? I know she was only in the first film for like 15 minutes but man she (pun intended) killed it


Rose the Hat from Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

Came here to say this. I don’t really like that actress in anything else but she is absolutely phenomenal in Doctor Sleep. Probably my favorite character in it.


Lola/Princess from The Loved Ones

Came here to say Lola Stone. Robin McLeavy killed that part.


Esther from Orphan


Esther was a whole new level of trickery and evil.


Mademoiselle from Martyrs


Madam from Martyrs. Style icon with that black silk turban and bright lipstick.


Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd

Mrs. Lovett from Sweeney Todd. Helena Bonham Carter killed that role.


Jennifer Check from Jennifer’s Body

Jennifer’s Body

She’s iconic (and an anti-hero to me) but yes!


Red from Us


Lupita Nyong’o in Us, for that finger tap alone.


Amy from Gone Girl

Gone Girl

I know it’s not purely horror in genre but as a thriller with horrifying elements Amy from Gone Girl gets my vote as a great female villain.