FRC Feature – Top Female Leads in Horror Films
Plenty of strong women have been featured in horror films. From Nicole Kidman in The Others to Naomi Watts in The Ring, these females deliver bone-chilling performances.
To celebrate the release of the British horror films The Awakening (out on DVD & Blu-ray 26th March), we take a look at lead actress Rebecca Hall and other top female leads in horror films.
Rebecca Hall is a rising star best known as Vicky from Woody Allen’s Vicky Christina Barcelona, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. The English actress went on to be featured in the Academy Award nominated films Frost/Nixon and The Town. She now plays a 1920’s school teacher in The Awakening, a spooky and psychological thriller.
Acclaimed Australian actress Nicole Kidman is no stranger to dark and chilling films. In the horror film The Others, she played a mother who becomes convinced her house is haunted. The role earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She has also starred in the highly regarded films The Hours and Moulin Rouge.
English-born actress Naomi Watts launched into the spotlight with her role as an investigative reporter in the hit thriller The Ring. She also was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in 21 Grams. She produced and was featured in the independent film Ellie Parker, which earned critical acclaim at The Sundance Film Festival. Excellent in her portrayal loss and suffering, she is often regarded as one of the best actors of her generation.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar is best known as Buffy in the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She also starred as a nurse in the supernatural thriller The Grudge, which was an international hit. She is also known for her roles in Cruel Intentions and I Know What You Did Last Summer.
The Spanish actress and former model earned widespread acclaim for her role in The Orphanage. She played a mother who opens an orphanage for handicapped children in the spooky thriller. The film, heralded by critics and audiences alike, won multiple awards. She also starred in the Oscar nominated film The Sea Inside, alongside Javier Bardem.
Check out this haunting trailer for THE AWAKENING
The Awakening is released on DVD & Blu-ray 26th March 2012
About The Author – Scott Lawlor
Chief Editor of FRC. A self confessed geek with an unhealthy thirst for all things Home Cinema. Whether it is the latest Action film or Subwoofer.
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