We have a long way to go before women are treated as equals in the entertainment industry, but it’s at least safe to say that female filmmakers are finally getting some of the opportunities and recognition they deserve. In honor of International Women’s Day, I’m highlighting some of the directors making strides in the industry, paving the way for a future of diverse creators. These are five female directors to be on the lookout for in the upcoming future. 

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This early 2000’s thriller/horror revolves around Jimmy Bones (Snoop) who was a protector of sorts for his now rundown neighborhood. When he was alive, he served as the community’s emblem of unity and betterment. However, his watch was cut short after being slain by those close to him. Decades after his passing, Bones is resurrected to tidy-up the streets of his old stomping grounds and enact revenge on those who betrayed him; this also includes anyone who gets in his way.

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Grizzly II: Revenge (1983), directed by André Szoet is somewhat of a unicorn in terms of B-horror movies. Why? I’ll give you several reasons. It was made in the 80’s, which is arguably the greatest decade of horror films, both beautiful and ugly. It has a cast that includes a youthful group of George Clooney, Laura Dern and Charlie Sheen (this is not a promise that they star in the film). The movie is about a monstrous grizzly bear attacking unknowing concertgoers gathered for a huge show. The only thing with this film is that, up until now, it was unobtainable.

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Attack the Block (2011), directed by Joe Cornish is a must-see horror/sci-fi to watch this October. The film presents us with a cornucopia of characters, all of which have striking individuality, and compliment each other so nicely. The splendid development of the characters along with the enticing world of the block combine to give us quite a lot of tension to keep you on the edge of your seat. If you are on the hunt for something fun and unpredictable, look no further. Do yourself a favor and throw this on the TV and relax with some popcorn and your favorite Halloween candy.

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