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Are there any horror movies where the female lead isn't a dumb bitch?

Do they all have to fall down while running, drop their keys, whimper and shriek while trying to hide from the killer?

by Anonymousreply 5311/10/2012

And walk unarmed into the attack in panties?

by Anonymousreply 101/28/2012

None that I can think of.

by Anonymousreply 201/28/2012

OP - may I suggest reading a book?

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by Anonymousreply 401/28/2012

Try Halloween.

The Original.

by Anonymousreply 501/28/2012


Alien 2

Alien 3

Alien 4

by Anonymousreply 601/28/2012

The Descent.

by Anonymousreply 701/28/2012

Rosemary's Baby

by Anonymousreply 801/28/2012

I thought Jamie's character in Halloween was a little bit dumb. She'd stab Michael, then drop the knife and hang around until he revived. A smart person would make sure he was dead then run like hell, not drop to the ground whimpering right next to him.

by Anonymousreply 901/28/2012

The Scream series had two strong female leads.

by Anonymousreply 1001/28/2012

One word. "Inside".

Its french.

TWO fierce bitches.

Brilliant horror film.

by Anonymousreply 1101/28/2012

Intensity which was remade into Haute Tension in 2003.

by Anonymousreply 1201/28/2012

I Spit On Your Grave

by Anonymousreply 1301/28/2012

Trouble Every Day

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by Anonymousreply 1701/28/2012

Resident Evil.

Those vampire movies with Kate Beckinsale.

by Anonymousreply 1801/28/2012

The Orphanage. Which is excellent!

Or any horror flick involving Guillermo del Toro.

by Anonymousreply 1901/28/2012

I would nominate R15 for W&W

by Anonymousreply 2001/28/2012

A second recommendation for The Descent.

Also Shuttle, and a movie called Hunger from a couple of years ago (not to be confused with either the Michael Fassbender film of the same name nor the vampire film The Hunger).

by Anonymousreply 2101/28/2012

Does Shilence of the Lambsh Count?

by Anonymousreply 2201/28/2012


[italic]Hunger is a dark exploration into the breakdown of humanity. How far would you go to survive in the most extreme of circumstances? Five strangers awaken to find themselves trapped in an underground dungeon. They soon realize they are the subjects of one man's sadistic experiment to test the depths of a human being's will to survive. As the days go by with no means of escape, their hunger increases as their humanity fades away.[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 2301/28/2012

"Barbara" in the remake of Night Of The Living Dead.

by Anonymousreply 2401/28/2012

Haute Tension was excellent until the absoultely implausible ending. Then you realize it sucked all along.

by Anonymousreply 2501/28/2012

Terminator 2

by Anonymousreply 2601/28/2012

Me in "Dawn of the Dead"!

by Anonymousreply 2701/28/2012

Terror Train

Night of the Comet

by Anonymousreply 2801/28/2012

Nancy in the original Nightmare on Elm Street.

Kirstie in the first two Hellraiser films.

Jenny in Friday the 13th Part 2.

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by Anonymousreply 3001/28/2012

The Relic. It actually plays with the stereotype of the white woman in heels running away from the monster. There's a point in the film--SPOILER--where she takes off her heels and decides to fight back. You know at that point that the monster is through.

Great double feature with "Eve of Destruction"

by Anonymousreply 3101/28/2012

Sleepless in Seattle.

by Anonymousreply 3201/28/2012

Let The Right One In

by Anonymousreply 3301/28/2012


Neither Vera Miles or Janet Leigh are dumb or bitches. But I guess Vera might tow the line of bitchdom.

by Anonymousreply 3401/28/2012

Only in the good ones, OP.

by Anonymousreply 3501/28/2012

Tow the line?

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by Anonymousreply 3701/28/2012

"Toe the line"

Geez....I took a shower after I posted and it came to me while I was soaping up that I'd fucked that up. Of course I wasn't able to correct myself before the other DL readers got to me. Oh well.

by Anonymousreply 3801/28/2012

I, like R38, often feel the need to shower after posting on DL.

by Anonymousreply 3901/28/2012

Scream Nightmare on Elm Street

by Anonymousreply 4011/10/2012

If there are, OP, they wouldn't be GOOD horror movies because everyone makes mistakes, even females.

The more flawless and invincible a hero or heroine is, the less interesting to watch and care about; the less suspense which is horrible for horror films.

That's why most movies expose the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the protagonist -- to be truer to life and remind people that there's no guarantee that the good guys, or gals, will win.

Nancy Thompson of the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET movies was very smart and brave, but she wasn't invincible or omniscient as you seem to need.

by Anonymousreply 4111/10/2012

Ellen Burstyn is pretty resourceful and brave in The Exorcist

by Anonymousreply 4211/10/2012

Here's a little newsflash for you, OP, the "dumb bitches" you write about are all characters written by MEN. Men who hate women. As you do. Otherwise, you would know that you had a mother who busted her ass trying to raise your snotty, privileged, entitled, stupid and incapable ass who makes/watches domineering, degrading, insulting and debasing women a past time entertainment in films because he is scared shitless that he is incapable of taking care of himself as an adult without Mommy's help because unfortunately, Daddy was not much of a man and didn't offer any kind of help or example in that regard, because the majority of men checked out in the last fifty or so years the minute women went off to work and started making money rather than face their own fears and live up to the archetype they had been promoting for eons about what a strong man is supposed to be. Nope, soon as women could have it all, the male population took off running carrying their nutsacks, crying in their beer and living out their neanderthal tendencies in football. So making women seem weak has become his ba ba to carry to bed at night and soothe him to sleep, so he can feel that somewhere, the old paradigm is still safe and sound and he is after all, master of all her surveys.

How's that for a horror movie for ya, bitch?

by Anonymousreply 4311/10/2012

r43 is on the rag

by Anonymousreply 4411/10/2012

Not exactly horror, but Bujold in "Coma" was the heroine of the piece.

by Anonymousreply 4511/10/2012

My goodness, R43.

It's only a chat board.

by Anonymousreply 4611/10/2012

Ok, do you guys actually know any real life lesbians who aren't stereotypes of the Michigan Womyn's Festival? I mean you do understand that I would fuckin' knock someone's block off who even thought about saying word one to any of my gay bros, right? That I would run them over with my Harley and laugh? So deal. I keeps it real.

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by Anonymousreply 4811/10/2012

Um Yves St. Laurent made some killer silk screened caftans that are priceless collector's items. You forgot turban, because that totally completes the look. But that's only around the house.

by Anonymousreply 4911/10/2012

Tippi Hedren isn't dumb in The Birds.

by Anonymousreply 5011/10/2012

Wolfen. As an aside, I really enjoyed the visuals in that film.

by Anonymousreply 5111/10/2012

Jamie Lee Curtis isn't a dumb bitch in Halloween, the other girls are though. (I wrote a paper in college theorizing that that was why Jamie lived and the others died....I got an F and had to rewrite it.)

by Anonymousreply 5211/10/2012

Agree about JLC in HALLOWEEN. She had no idea that Michael Myers was anything but human. So no need to keep stabbing him after she thought he was dead. She was one of the first ballsy heroines, but just a normal, if repressed, girl.

by Anonymousreply 5311/10/2012
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