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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 04 – Brian Moreland:

Leading Lady: Jamie Lee Curtis



Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

Brian’s opinion:

“I’m a big Jamie Lee Curtis fan. She played several final girls in movies of the Seventies and Eighties, like The Fog, Prom Night and Terror Train. To me, Curtis’s most notable role was her portrayal of Laurie Strode in the Halloween movies. In the first1978 Halloween, Laurie Strode is a sweet-natured high school student who has to outfox an unkillable Michael Myers, a white-masked serial killer who goes around murdering all her friends. Not only does Laurie fight back with a knife and knitting needles, she risks her life to save two kids. She then takes on Michael Myers in a few sequels, getting tougher each time. Jamie Lee Curtis wrote the How-to-Survive-a-Slasher Handbook for many future final girls.”


About Brian:


Brian Moreland writes horror novels and short stories that get your heart pumpin’. He’s published eight books, including Dead of Winter, Shadows in the Mist, and Darkness Rising. Brian lives in Dallas, Texas where he wrangles monsters from other worlds. He’s dealt with his share of ghosts and serial killers too. For fun, Brian loves watching Dallas Cowboys football, world travel, and exploring caves.

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

Twitter: @BrianMoreland



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!