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There's no shortage of horror movies, but truly terrifying villains are far and few. If you narrow the criteria to female horror movie villains, the list dwindles down even more. Unfortunately, most scary films are filled with unsuspecting women who are chased down by raging lunatics until they succumb to a gruesome death.

Of course, there are a select few women who have broken this mold on the big screen. Whether they come as femme fatales or an unhinged villainess with an axe to grind, these terrifying female characters are what nightmares are made of. Keep reading to find out how these memorable women ranked on our list.