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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 09 – Mark Steinwachs:

Bloog: The Last Vampire
Leading Lady: Jun Ji-hyun

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Synopsis:

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.

Mark’s opinion:

“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.”

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About Mark:

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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

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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!

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