Just like last year’s list, I want to say that this isn’t ranked in any order. So the lady you see first is on the same level as the lady we see last. That being said, here are just a few women in the world of horror you’d be wise to keep an eye as keep rolling on in 2016.

Erin Russ
Films of Note: Porkchop, The Bunnyman
Films to Look for: Upsidedown Cross, Blood Wings


Erin Russ was one of the highlights of the 2010 slasher Porkchop. Her newest role in Upsidedown Cross shows that she can hold her own carrying a film as well. So, not only do I suggest you give that movie a shot, but keep an eye out for anything else Erin might be doing as well.

Kansas Bowling
Films of Note: B.C. Butcher
Films to Look for: B.C. Butcher, Alyeska: Coyote


We can thank Troma for introducing a lot of us to twenty year old, Kansas Bowling. She was the director of B.C. Butcher, which is apparently the very first slasher set in prehistory! So, if that isn’t creative enough, I have a feeling we’re only getting started with seeing what Kansas can do.

Haley Madison
Films of Note: Headless, Kill That Bitch
Films to Look for: Hunters, Her Name Was Torment 2

HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 08: Scream Queen winner Haley Jay Madison attends 8FilmsToDieFor's Celebrity Launch Party at Next Door Lounge on October 8, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for After Dark Films)

Haley is returning to the list this year after a great 2015. Co-Winning After Dark Films’ Scream Queen to Die For contest was a great way to cap off the year, but even more than that, it leaves the door open for her to have an even better 2016.

Allison Egan
Films of Note: Applecart, Skinless
Films to Look for: Her Name Was Torment 2, Just Your Average Halloween Party


Another talented lady I’ve seen in a bunch of Dustin Mills films, I have no reason not to believe that Allison Egan isn’t going to keep on blowing folks away in 2016. A look on IMDB shows that not only do we have Henrique Couto’s Amityville: No Escape coming this year to see Allison in, but the long awaited Her Name Was Torment 2 is coming as well.

Ellie Church
Films of Note: Headless, Time to Kill
Films to Look for: Frankenstein Created Bikers, Harvest Lake


Another lady returning to the list from last year is Ellie Church, who seems to just be blowing up in the horror world these days. Two shining spots already for her this year is Harvest Lake, from Found director Scott Schirmer. And we also won’t dare forget about the much anticipated Frankenstein Created Bikers from James Bickert that Ellie will also be in.

Madeline Brumby
Films of Note: Dear God No!
Films to Look for: Frankenstein Created Bikers


Speaking of Frankenstein Created Bikers, we can’t look over the talented Madeline Brumby! Having first seen Madeline in Dear God No!, I can only assume that Frankenstein Created Bikers will only open the doors to seeing a lot more of Madeline in the horror world.

Lisa Ovies
Films of Note: Blood and Dinosaurs
Films to Look for: Puppet Killer


I don’t know if you have heard of Lisa Ovies’ film Puppet Killer, but the film will be coming in 2016 apparently and Lisa is behind the camera. You have already heard of a couple of ladies named The Soska Sisters? They are set to be that movie as well. So, why not keep an eye out for Lisa in 2016?

Catherine Corcoran
Films of Note: Return to Nuke ‘Em High, Caesar and Otto’s Paranormal Halloween
Films to Look for: Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 2


Another return from last year’s list! Catherine is a sight to see in any movie she is in and we can only look forward to see her in such films as Ripper (She is only rumored for that one at the time of this list) and maybe we might finally get Return to Nuke ‘Em High Volume 2 in 2016. Until then, you would be wise to check-out any movie she has already been in to see what all the fuss is about.

Rebekah McKendry
Films of Note: Eli Roth on Your Vice and the Genius of Martino
Films to Look for: All the Creatures Were Stirring


Rebekah McKendry isn’t just an actress (she did have a cameo in Tales of Halloween) or director, she does a whole lot of horror related things and all of it is quality, like The Killer POV Podcast. The former member of Fangoria and current member of Blumhouse does have a movie set for release in 2016 called, All the Creatures Were Stirring. I can’t wait to see that.

Jen & Sylvia Soska
Films of Note: American Mary, See No Evil 2
Films to Look for: Puppet Killer


To call Jen & Sylvia Soska ground breakers and trailblazers for women in horror would be an understatement. It started with Dead Hooker in a Trunk and then on to American Mary. Next thing you know, the twins doing movies for WWE Studios and even having their own horror related game show called Hellevator. As noted above, the twins are set to be in Lisa Ovies’ film, Puppet Killer, but you can bet we’ll be seeing a whole lot more of these ladies in 2016.