Top 10: Female Horror Villains

With Octavia Spencer joining the ranks this week, we look back at some of our favorite villainous women...

Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers. Those seem to be everyone’s de facto picks when discussing the best horror movie villains. Even Dracula and Frankenstein’s creature get their fair share of shoutouts. However, the ladies don’t seem to get much love. There have been some amazing, sinister women in the horror genre, but they mostly remain unsung.

In honor of the upcoming horror film “Ma” starring Octavia Spencer, this list celebrates the ten best female horror villains.

10Katharine Isabelle as Ginger Fitzgerald in “Ginger Snaps” (2000)
dir. John Fawcett

9Megan Fox as Jennifer Check in “Jennifer’s Body” (2009)
dir. Karyn Kusama

8Angela Bettis as May Canady in “May” (2002)
dir. Lucky McKee

7Portia Doubleday as Chris Hargensen in “Carrie” (2013)
dir. Kimberly Pierce

6Daveigh Chase as Samara in “The Ring” (2002)
dir. Gore Verbinski

5Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany in “Bride of Chucky” (1998)
dir. Ronny Yu

4Ruth Gordon as Minnie Castevet in “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968)
dir. Roman Polanski

3Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes in “Misery” (1990)
dir. Rob Reiner

2Laurie Metcalf as Debbie Salt/Mrs. Loomis in “Scream 2” (1997)
dir. Wes Craven

1Betsy Palmer as Mrs. Voorhees in “Friday the 13th” (1980)
dir. Sean S. Cunningham