10 Memorable Female Characters from the “Nasty Woman” Horror Canon

By now you’ve seen the clip in which presidential hopeful Donald Trump uttered the words “such a nasty woman” about his opponent, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. It didn’t take long for women watching the third and final presidential debate across the country to respond.

What started as a feminist battle cry has since been turned into a t-shirt — as you do in 2016. Trump’s comment is a reminder that words (from white, wealthy men) have power and have been frequently used to dismiss women and hold them back.

Tis the Halloween season, so we paid tribute to a few “nasty women” in horror cinema — complicated female characters, some legit nastier than others, who have brought something compelling to genre cinema.