The 13 Scariest Women in Film

Move over, Freddy and Jason! These characters prove that ladies have what it takes to strike fear in the hearts of audiences (14 Photos)

Donna Kaufman on Oct 31, 2012 at 10:50AM

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The 13 Scariest Women in Film

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12. Nurse Ratched in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' (1975)

For anyone with a fear of authority, there's no one more terrifying than the corrupt mental hospital nurse played by Louise Fletcher. She's prone to administering unnecessary shock treatment and lobotomies when threatened -- and worse, her calm mannerisms seem to hide a sadistic joy at the whole thing.

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