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 09 – Mark Steinwachs:
Bloog: The Last Vampire
Leading Lady: Jun Ji-hyun
A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon in disguise.
“This live action film based on the anime is about Saya (played by Jun Ji-hyun) who works for the U.S. Government hunting creatures called chiropterans. It is implied that Saya is a vampire, although never outright said. The setting is an air force base in the mid-‘60s on Halloween and Saya has been sent to find and dispatch the chiropterans there. Saya is a cold-blooded killer and is unapologetic for who or what she is. While this movie did not get the acclaim of the anime version, it is still a fun watch, and Jun Ji-hyun is the strength behind the film.”
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!