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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.

Mark’s opinion:

“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.”


About Mark:


Mark writes horror with a supernatural leaning, in many cases mixing old world with new. Over a decade traveling in tour buses as a roadie plus time as a United States Marine, and a rave DJ/promoter has given him a unique set of experiences to pull from for his stories.

Mark is an active member of the horror writer’s group Pen of the Damned.

Twitter: @AuthorMarkStein



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!