Fright Like a Girl

Fright Like a Girl

Celebrate women in genre film all year 'round the ARROW way, with Fright Like a Girl, a shelf stacked with furious, frightening and fantastic films that are either fronted by or made by women. 

So, whether you’re after a new Cult classic like Gia Elliot’s Take Back the Night or Jill Gevargizian’s The Stylist, super-cool superstars like Female Prisoner Scorpion’s Meiko Kaji or Sister Streetfighter’s Etsuko Shihomi, or even stellar shorts like Connor Sandheinrich’s Unsafe Spaces or Tristan Risk’s Reptile House, we’ve got you covered.

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Fright Like a Girl
  • Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

    Movie

    1988 • United States • Directed by James Signorelli

    She’s back! Elvira, Horrorland’s hostess with the mostest, finally busts out on ARROW with this long-awaited, positively-bursting-at-the-seams edition of her big screen debut, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark!

    Having just quit her job as a Los Ang...

  • Red Sun

    Movie

    1970 • Germany • Directed by Rudolf Thome

    Thomas (Marquard Bohm, Kings of the Road) gets a ride to Munich where he finds his ex-girlfriend Peggy (counter culture activist and model Uschi Obermaier) who takes him in. In her flat he finds Peggy and her roommates have a commune-like lifestyle where...

  • The Stylist
    Movie + 15 extras

    The Stylist

    Movie + 15 extras

    Obsession gets a makeover in The Stylist, a deliciously twisted slice of female-led psychological horror, nominated for the New Visions Award for Best Motion Picture at the 2020 Sitges International Film Festival and based on co-writer/director Jill Gevargizian’s award-winning short film of the s...

  • Lady Whirlwind

    Movie

    1972 • Hong Kong • Directed by Huang Feng

    When director Huang Feng (The Shaolin Plot) jumped ship from Shaw Brothers to their upstart rivals Golden Harvest, he swiftly launched the career of a Taiwanese ingenue barely out of Beijing opera school named Angela Mao, who despite her fresh-faced femi...

  • Hapkido

    Movie

    1972 • Hong Kong • Directed by Huang Feng

    Hapkido sees martial arts mega-star Angela Mao once more pitted against a gang of Japanese thugs, alongside fellow soon-to-be kung fu legends Sammo Hung (Knockabout) and Carter Wong (Big Trouble in Little China) as disciples of the titular Korean fightin...

  • A Serial Killer's Guide to Life

    Movie + 3 extras

    Serial murder meets self-help in A Serial Killer's Guide to Life - a darkly satirical cross between Thelma and Louise and Sightseers from the creative team behind the award-winning short film This Way Out (Best Comedy, Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2013). Self-help addict Lou (Katie Brayben, Lut...

  • Stray Cat Rock: Delinquent Girl Boss

    Movie

    1970 • Japan • Directed by Yasuharu Hasebe

    The Stray Cat Rock series stars Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood, Blind Woman’s Curse) who with these five films began her reign as the badass action queen of the era.
    In these five tales of rebellious youth she stars alongside the gorgeous Bunjaku Han (Love...

  • Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion

    Movie

    1972 • Japan • Directed by Shun'ya Itô

    After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.

  • Sister Street Fighter

    Movie

    1974 • Japan • Directed by Kazuhiko Yamaguchi

    After the massive success of 'The Street Fighter', Toei decided to build a new karate series around a female lead and cast a young actress who had appeared in a cameo role alongside her mentor Sonny Chiba. Still a teenager at the time, Etsuko Shihomi...

  • Lady Street Fighter

    Movie

    She makes the bad guys bleed! Written/produced by + starring Teutonic exploitation demigod Renee Harmon (FROZEN SCREAM, ESCAPE FROM THE INSANE ASYLUM) and directed by the legendary James Bryan (DON'T GO IN THE WOODS, JUNGLE TRAP), this is the story of Linda: a tough-as-nails karate cop on the tra...

  • Switchblade Sisters
    Movie + 1 extra

    Switchblade Sisters

    Movie + 1 extra

    1977 · United States · Directed by Jack Hill

    THE WILDEST GIRL GANG THAT EVER BLASTED THE STREETS!

    From Jack Hill, legendary director of Spider Baby, Coffy, Foxy Brown, and The Swinging Cheerleaders comes another iconic cult classic, Switchblade Sisters!

    Lace (Robbie Lee), the leader of inner c...

  • The Woman

    Movie

    2011 • United States • Directed by Lucky McKee

    Almost a decade after Lucky McKee burst upon the indie horror scene and became a 'Master of Horror' in the making thanks to his directorial debut May, he teamed up with legendary cult author Jack Ketchum for his most shocking and brutal film to date...

  • The Wind

    Movie

    1986 • United States • Directed by Nico Mastorakis

    What would you do if going outside meant being killed by a raging hurricane, but staying indoors meant being hacked to pieces by a sickle wielding maniac? Arrow Video proudly presents 'The Wind', from prolific genre filmmaker Nico Mastorakis, th...

  • Irezumi
    Movie + 3 extras

    Irezumi

    Movie + 3 extras

    1966 • Japan • Directed by Yasuzô Masumura

    Drawn from the pen of one of Japan's foremost writers of the 20th century, Junichiro Tanizaki (A Fool's Love, The Makioka Sisters), Irezumi is a stylish tale of lust, betrayal and revenge directed by Yasuzo Masumura (Giants and Toys, Blind Beast). Masum...