We know horror film fans have probably already decided their “what to watch on Halloween” lists, but we wanted to add a few more for your consideration just in case! Here are a few terrifying favorites released in the last few years -- all directed by women -- for your viewing pleasure.

The Babadook (2014)
Directed by Jennifer Kent
Discovering your child thinks there’s a monster in the basement is one thing; discovering that the monster is real is … something else.


The Invitation (2015)
Directed by Karyn Kusama
This atmospheric tale of terror takes an awkward dinner party at an ex's house from really uncomfortable to full-on WTF madness.


The Love Witch (2016)
Directed by Anna Biller
A horror-comedy about a beautiful witch looking for love who won’t be held back by the patriarchy! Drenched in a gorgeous vintage aesthetic.  


Raw (2016)
Directed by Julia Ducournau
There’s hazing, and then there’s HAZING. Once new veterinary student Justine tastes meat for the first time, only one thing will satisfy her hunger: human flesh.


XX (2017) 
A Horror Anthology Directed by Roxanne Benjamin, Annie Clark, Karyn Kusama, and Jovanka Vuckovic
Four tales of terror: An ancient evil spirit. A birthday party gone tragically wrong. A mysterious box. A rebellious son. That’s all we can tell you without giving anything away! Just. Watch. It.

[Header Photo: THE LOVE WITCH (2016)]