Horror movies have typically been a male-dominated genre (just like basically every other genre), but female directors are definitely not new to the club. There are a ton of really great female-directed horror flicks, with more and more coming out each year. For example, one of the biggest hits at this year's Cannes (pronounced Cuh-ness) Film Festival was Raw, a film about cannibalism that marks the directorial debut of Julia Ducournau. So, in that vein (blood pun intended, and you're welcome), here are seven cool horror movies directed by women.
1. The Midnight Swim (2014)
First time director Sarah Adina Smith's The Midnight Swim is the eerie story of three half-sisters who come together to honor their late mother at her lake cabin after she's presumed to have drowned (presumed, because her body was never found). But unsettling things start happening around the cabin and the women begin to wonder what really happened to their mother.