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15 Influential Female Horror Directors—and Their Best Horror Movies

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  • Photo Credit: IndustryWorks Pictures

Mary Harron / American Psycho

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  • Photo Credit: Lionsgate Films

Jennifer Kent / The Babadook  

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  • Photo Credit: Entertainment One

Natalie Erika James / Relic

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  • Photo Credit: AGBO Films

Anna Biller / The Love Witch

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  • Photo Credit: Anna Biller Productions

Mary Lambert / Pet Sematary  

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  • Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

Julia Ducournau / Raw

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  • Photo Credit: Petit Film

Ida Lupino / The Hitch-Hiker

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  • Photo Credit: The Filmakers

Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska (a.k.a. the Soska Sisters) / American Mary

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  • Photo Credit: IndustryWorks Pictures

Ana Lily Amirpour / A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night  

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  • Photo Credit: SpectreVision

Axelle Carolyn / Soulmate

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  • Photo Credit: Forecast Features

Marina Sargenti / Mirror, Mirror

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  • Photo Credit: Orphan Eyes

Lisa Brühlmann / Blue My Mind

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  • Photo Credit: Zurcher-Hochschule-der-Kunste

Agnieszka Smoczynska / The Lure

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  • Photo Credit: WFDiF Films

Karyn Kusama / Jennifer’s Body

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  • Photo Credit: Fox Atomic

Jennifer Reeder / Knives and Skin

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  • Photo Credit: Newcity's Chicago Film Project