Horror films are a thing of popular culture. Male villains have gained much popularity over the years that knowing who Dracula and Frankenstein are have become universal pseudo-facts. These characters have succeeded in scaring people across many generations.
But what about female villains? Are they as equally scary and horrible as their male counterparts?
This list will let you in on the 10 scariest female villains in Hollywood film. So, who do you find to be the scariest of them all?
10. Ginger Fitzgerald – Ginger Snaps
Once a normal teenager, Fitzgerald was attacked and bitten by a werewolf one unassuming night. This begins the transformation of Ginger as she evolves into a human werewolf that attacks people and kills them. Growing sharp fangs, a tail, and a thirst for blood, Ginger Fitzgerald had totally snapped!
9. Amelia – The Babadook
Amelia in the horror film The Babadookwas a single mother who has trouble coping up with the demands of single parenthood. She is raising a child that is also being wanted by a demonic force, and she battles that force – and later on herself – to keep her child safe and to free herself from the powers of darkness.
8. Annie Wilkes – Misery
Kathy Bates did not only win an Academy Award for this role,but she also created one of the most frightening female villains in Hollywood film. As the deranged nurse Annie Wilkes, she takes a famous author as her prisoner until the author brings Annie’s favorite character back to life. Bates’ performance was so convincing that the film easily became the scariest Hollywood film of 1990.
7. Carrie White – Carrie
Sissy Spacek’s tour de force performance as an outcaste high school senior in this late 70’s film still gives the creeps even to today’s generation. Carrie was a rather kind but a little too eccentric teenager struggling to be accepted by her peers. She gets the humiliation of her life during prom night, and gets back at her tormentors with a taste of bloodthirsty vengeance. Her final scenes in the movie were horrifyingly unforgettable.
6. Asami Yamazaki – Audition