Films to Watch for Halloween 2022

Updated: Oct 31

Happy Halloween! Support female directors by streaming one or more of the film on this list. Check it out below!💜✨​​​​​​​​

Five portraits of women

OC TOP 5:

FAVORITE HALLOWEEN FILMS BY WOMEN DIRECTORS


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Candyman (2021)

Directed by Nina DaCosta

Where to Stream: Amazon Prime


A sequel to the horror film Candyman (1992) that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.


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Master (2022)

Directed by Mariama Diallo

Where to Stream: Amazon Prime


Three women strive to find their place at an elite Northeastern university. When anonymous racist attacks target a Black freshman, who insists she is being haunted by ghosts, each woman must determine where the real menace lies.


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The Love Witch (2016)

Directed by Anna Biller

Where to Stream: Tubi TV


A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.


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Jennifer's Body(2009)

Directed by Karyn Kusama

Where to Stream: Paramount+


A newly-possessed high-school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?


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American Psycho (2000)

Directed by Mary Harron

Where to Stream: HBO Max


A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

OC Honorable Mentions:


Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021) - Leigh Janiak

The Babadook (2014) - Jennifer Kent

The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) - Amy Holden Jones

Near Dark (1987) - Kathryn Bigelow

Pet Sematary (1989) - Mary Lambert

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2015) - Ana Lily Amirpour

After making history in 2020, the percentage of female directors fell to 17% in 2021. The annual Celluloid Ceiling Report by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University found that women compromised a mere "25% of directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers on the top 250 grossing films." Help increase this percentage and support female filmmakers in the industry by streaming one or more of the films on this list.

If you’d like to do more to help support female filmmakers, donate to one or more of the following amazing organizations!

Women In Film

Women In Media

Girls in Focus LA

Black Girl Film School

Array Alliance

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