A Damned Take on Women in Horror – Day 13 Dan Dillard
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 13 – Dan Dillard:
Leading Lady: Ellen Burnstyn
When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.
“For forty plus years, people have been talking about The Exorcist. It’s on a lot of “scariest ever” lists and with good reason. There is a triple-threat of ladies in this film and together, they delivered a powerhouse of a movie. I have to give it to the combination of Linda Blair and Eileen Dietz (and Dick Smith and Mercedes McCambridge) for one of the best monsters ever put…
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