A Damned Take on Women in Horror Films – Day 16 Brian Moreland
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 16 – Brian Moreland:
I Spit On Your Grave (1978)
Leading Lady: Camille Keaton
An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.
“Like the previous two movies I chose, this one involves transformation from a seemingly docile female into a badass when provoked. Jennifer Mills (Sarah Butler) starts out as an innocent young, waif-thin woman who retreats to a cabin in the woods to be alone and write. Five local rednecks show up, humiliate her, gang-rape her, and leave poor Jennifer for dead. Forever changed by…
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