Women in horror: 8 Women-directed films that you can stream right now

Photo: Revenge.. Image Courtesy Shudder
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7. Deadcon (2019)

  • Directed by: Caryn Waechter
  • Watch it on: Netflix

We’re living in a time where we actually question those who do not fall for social media’s bait. It seems everyone has a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. And, how many of us know someone who’s filmed a YouTube video at some point?

As horror fans know, the genre tends to use current trends to deliver their story. Deadcon is one of these films. Viewcon is a convention where popular vloggers and influencers come together to meet their fans and each other. Basically, the fictional version of VidCon. What starts as a fun time for the convention-goers turns into a fight against a vengeful spirit.

6. Pet Sematary (1989)

  • Directed by: Mary Lambert
  • Watch it on: Amazon Prime

Pet Sematary is one of my all-time favorite Stephen King adaptions. It has Fred Gwynne, a resurrected cat, one of the creepiest kids in the genre and it’s directed by a woman. I don’t know about you, but it ticks all of my horror-loving boxes.

Pet Sematary (1989) teaches us the lesson that “sometimes dead is better.” Louis, Rachel, and their two children move to the countryside, right next to a pet cemetery that was built on an ancient Indian burial ground. After the family cat, Church, gets hit by a car, their neighbor Judd shares the secret of the cemetery. This leads to a very ornery resurrected cat and the idea that Louis could resurrect his son when he later gets hit by a semi-truck.