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10 Terrifying Female Horror Villains

10 Terrifying Female Horror Villains

When we tend to talk about women in horror, it’s very easy to conjure up the age-old trope and imagery of the female slasher victim, because of their promiscuity and body positivity. Female antagonists however have been more than just the gory, tantalising titillation aimed at bringing hordes of men to the cinema.

“It has nothing to do with Satan, Mama. It’s me.”

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FREDDY’S NIGHTMARES Streams Exclusively on Screambox

FREDDY'S NIGHTMARES Streams Exclusively on Screambox

Freddy’s Nightmares has joined Screambox’s growing library of streaming horror content. This marks the streaming debut of A Nightmare on Elm Street’s anthology TV series, which has never been released on Blu-ray or DVD in its entirety.

“Don’t let him catch you sleeping!”

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WILD THINGS & CANDYMAN Available on 4K ULTRA HD from Arrow Video (23 May)

WILD THINGS & CANDYMAN Available on 4K ULTRA HD from Arrow Video (23 May)

Presented by Arrow Video in new 4K restorations of its original theatrical version and extended ‘Unrated Edition’, Wild Things is a classic piece of sexy late-90s neo-noir.

Dare you say his name five times? From the chilling imagination of horror master Clive Barker comes Candyman – one of the greatest horror movies of the ‘90s, now newly restored on 4K UHD.

“Be wild. Be wicked. Beware.”

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What’s Streaming on SHUDDER in March 2022?

What's Streaming on SHUDDER in March 2022?

Shudder’s March 2022 lineup includes new Shudder original and exclusive films like Dasha Nekrasova’s The Scary of Sixty-First, and Sam Walker’s The Seed. 1st March, Shudder US puts a spotlight on the bold, visionary horror emerging from France in the twenty-first century, including essential titles from the boundary-pushing wave of films dubbed “New French Extremity”.

“Taste the darkness.”

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What’s Streaming on SHUDDER in February 2022?

What's Streaming on SHUDDER in February 2022?

Shudder has announced its February 2022 lineup, including new Shudder original films like Jeremiah Kipp’s Slapface, Igor Legarreta’s All The Moons, Abel and Burlee Vang’s They Live in the Grey, and Toby Poser, John Adams, and their daughter Zelda Adams’ Hellbender. Plus new additions to Shudder’s growing library, including genre classics such as Tales from the Hood and Battle Royale.

“Growing up is hell!”

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Shinya Tsukamoto’s HIRUKO THE GOBLIN Available on Blu-ray from Third Window Films (UK / 24 January)

Shinya Tsukamoto's HIRUKO THE GOBLIN Available on Blu-ray from Third Window Films (UK / 24 January)

Shinya Tsukamoto directed this wonderfully bizarre adaptation of Daijiro Morohoshi’s Yokai Hunter manga as his first studio project. Called to an idyllic countryside town, disgraced archaeologist Professor Hieda teams up with high schooler Masao when a series of disappearances – including those of Masao’s father and classmate crush Reiko – take place. Together, the unlikely duo discover that the local high school sits atop an ancient burial mound that may very well be a subterranean gateway to hell.

“School becomes a bizarre horror zone!”

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101 Films x American Genre Film Archive (AGFA): THE MCPHERSON TAPE, JUNGLE TRAP & RUN COYOTE RUN Available on Blu-ray (UK / 14 February)

101 Films x American Genre Film Archive (AGFA): THE MCPHERSON TAPE, JUNGLE TRAP & RUN COYOTE RUN Available on Blu-ray (UK / 14 February)

Considered to be the first found footage movie, Dean Alioto’s The McPherson Tape (1989) wasn’t legitimately released at the time due to a warehouse fire, while Jungle Trap (1990) and Run Coyote Run (1987) are two lost horror projects from director James Bryan and producer-writer-star Renee Harmon.

“You are in for a hell of a shock!”

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Sink Your Claws into UNIVERSAL MONSTERS, TRICK ‘R TREAT, THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, ELVIRA & CREEPSHOW Apparel from Fright-Rags

Sink Your Claws into UNIVERSAL MONSTERS, TRICK 'R TREAT, THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, ELVIRA & CREEPSHOW Apparel from Fright-Rags

Before Halloween, sink your claws into Fright-Rags’ latest apparel from Universal Monsters, Trick ‘r Treat, The People Under the Stairs, Elvira, and Creepshow.

“In every neighborhood there is one house that adults whisper about and children cross the street to avoid.”

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Mondo Celebrates Exploitation Cinema in WARPED & FADED: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of the American Genre Film Archive

Mondo Celebrates Exploitation Cinema in WARPED & FADED: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of the American Genre Film Archive

Mondo is excited to announce the book release of Warped & Faded: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of the American Genre Film Archive, a definitive guide to exploitation cinema, from author Lars Nilsen, and editor Kier-La Janisse, along with several genre enthusiast contributors.

“Texas became ground zero for a revolution in film exhibition.”

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XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS ReAction Figures Available Now from Super7

Super7 XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS ReAction Figures Now Available

Mixing fantasy and historical elements into a story of redemption featuring strong female lead characters, Xena: Warrior Princess vaulted from a mere syndicated TV drama to a global cultural phenomenon. Super7 celebrates the groundbreaking mythic tale with ReAction figures of Xena and Gabrielle!

“You’ve got to take me with you and teach me everything you know!”

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Mondo Announces X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES 1/6 Wolverine Figure for [email protected]

Mondo Announces X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES 1/6 Wolverine Figure for Comic-Con@Home

In their first-ever 1/6 figure from X-Men: The Animated Series, Mondo is proud to unveil their uncanny recreation of the now-iconic meme of Wolverine getting in-touch with his sensitive side in a limited edition collectible form.

“It’s adamantium tasting time, boys!”

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90s Cult Comedy BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER Director’s Cut on Blu-ray (21 June) from Lionsgate UK

90s Cult Comedy BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER Director's Cut on Blu-ray (21 June) from Lionsgate UK

Jamie Babbit’s classic 90s cult comedy But I’m A Cheerleader heads to Blu-ray this June in a sparkling new 4K-restored Director’s Cut.

Blending 90s rom-com charm with the sharp satire of an 80s John Waters’ comedy, But I’m a Cheerleader is a timeless, hilarious and candy-coloured tale of acceptance and love that’s as relevant now as it was on its release, restored in 4K for this brand new director’s cut.

“A comedy of sexual disorientation.”

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