A Damned Take on Women in Horror Films
The Guy’s Point of View!
In honor of Women in Horror Month 2017, I asked six male horror writers for their top-five favorite horror films staring strong leading ladies and why they loved them so much. So, without further ado…
Day 03 – Mark Steinwachs:
Leading Lady: Kate Beckinsale
Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.
“As horror movies go, Underworld isn’t the scariest one ever. It’s a story about vampires versus werewolves with a twist about the two species’ bloodlines. While most of the vampire characters come off as annoying, two of them save the movie: Bill Nighy (as Viktor) and Kate Beckinsale (as Selene). Kate Beckinsale is far and away the star of the movie, and is badass in her role as a Death Dealer for the vampire coven. She flat out kicks the shit out of everything she comes across throughout the film. Selene goes rouge and unearths a conspiracy within the coven itself and the end of the movie sets up perfectly for a sequel.”
Mark is an active member of the horror writer’s group Pen of the Damned.
Stop by my other blogs for more Women in Horror Month content!
Sotet Angyal, The Dark Angel – Dark emotive flash fiction written by me.
Spreading the Writer’s Word – A new Horror Flash-Fiction from a different female author daily in February!
And don’t forget to visit the Women in Horror Month official web site
for more great WiHM8 events and posts!