10 Women in Horror Who Scare Us to the Bone

The contributions made by these women to horror have shaped the genre.

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1. Jamie Lee Curtis

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2. Karyn Kusama

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  • Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

3. Ann Radcliffe

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The Mysteries of Udolpho

By Ann Radcliffe

4. Mary Shelley

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Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley

5. Jodie Foster

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6. Julia Ducournau

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7. Shirley Jackson

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The Haunting of Hill House

By Shirley Jackson

8. Vera Farmiga

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9. Jennifer Kent

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10. Helen Oyeyemi

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White Is for Witching

By Helen Oyeyemi