Six girl-centric horror movies on Netflix for you and your spooky bitches

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Six girl-centric horror movies on Netflix for you and your spooky bitches

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I am scared literally every day. Sometimes it's a low-key existential dread brought on by the news cycle, and sometimes a plastic bag blowing across the sidewalk looks like a possum. It's inevitable, but honestly?

Being scared can be fun, especially when I'm in control of the thing that's scaring me, like a horror movie.

Women are having a moment in horror right now, both onscreen and behind the camera, and a lot of those gems are available over at Netflix dot com.

So if you're in the mood to spook yourself, here's a shortlist of the best horror movies that revolve, in some way, around the female experience. Enjoy… if you dare!

XX (2017)

XX is an anthology-style horror film, and each of the four shorts are directed by women — including Annie Clark of St. Vincent!

Tonally, it's a pretty fun mix, bopping from a story about a child's birthday party gone horribly awry to one about a cursed mountain. Motherhood is a common thread but stylistically, the four directors all go down pretty different routes.

This is a good, low-commitment movie if you're not sure what to watch because you won't feel bad pausing in between shorts to grab a snack or roll another joint (let's be honest).

Hellraiser (1987)

This movie has everything — demons, BDSM, practical effects, partial nudity and a creepy uncle.

A man gets condemned to a weird, fetish-y Hell because he fucked with a puzzle box, and his mistress has to bring him human sacrifices in order to bring him back to the realm of the living. It is very specific and very fun.

Its female lead, Kirsty, also reacts like an actual person instead of a typical clueless horror movie character, which makes the film way more watchable.

Raw (2016)

This French cannibal horror film is about a vegetarian who goes to veterinary school and tries meat for the first time during a hazing ritual and discovers that she's got an unsettling taste for flesh.

It's gory, but in a tasteful way. Watch this movie with a friend who isn't normally "into" scary movies — it's smart, looks pretty and is virtually devoid of jump scares.

The Craft (1996)

Witches are trendy as hell right now, and The Craft was waaaay ahead of the curve. This movie about high schooler girls who dabble in the dark arts has sharp dialogue and even sharper outfits.

Definitely a lot of group Halloween costume potential here. There's a reason that this film has gained cult classic status — 90s horror queen Neve Campbell is particularly captivating.

It Follows (2015)

It Follows is a scary fucking movie. The soundtrack is ominous and gorgeous, and the monster — a relentless, shape-shifting entity that follows its target until it catches and kills them — is relentless.

Many people interpret the titular "It" as a heavy-handed STD metaphor, because it can be passed on to another target through sexual contact. Other people interpret the monster as the specter of sexual assault.

But no matter how you read this film, it's a nail-biter and a dreamy depiction of the feminine fear that your sexual decisions will trail you, no matter how hard you try to shake them.

Teeth (2007)

Ah, Teeth! You've definitely heard of this horror comedy, and It's about a religious girl whose has teeth in her vagina and knows how to use them.

This movie feels especially #relevant in light of all of the sexual abuse allegations, and is a great release if you're in a particularly man-hating mood.

A crab crawls on a severed dick in this movie. It is a visual delight.

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