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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 15 – Mark Steinwachs:

Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Leading Lady: Sarah Polley



A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Mark’s opinion:

“Zombies, a subject dear to me, are at the heart of this movie. A group of survivors during a zombie outbreak end up barricaded in a mall and we watch as they go through cycles of trust and mistrust within the walls of a bastion of American consumerism. There are a handful of main characters, but Ana (played by Sarah Polley) is the lead of the film. The struggles between the survivors are well done within the movie and do not dragged out too long. This is my favorite film Sarah Polley has been in and her strength in it comes from her ability to portray sadness or fear while still being strong and focused. The ending is fantastic for multiple reasons, but I’ll let you watch it so you can find out for yourself.”


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!