Please welcome Kate Hill to Wicked Wednesday. Let's talk wicked women. Oh yeah!
Wicked can be a beautiful word, especially if you're as into the horror genre as I am. When I write, I love a happily ever after, but when it comes to movies, give me horror. Often when the horror genre is mentioned, great male villains come to mind, but the genre also has some fantastic female fiends. I'd like to share some of my favorite wicked women of horror--one from each of the past four decades. These women are unapologetically evil, and while you probably wouldn't want to hang out with them, they're fantastic on screen.
1981: Marsha (The Howling): She's a werewolf who loves her wild side. Marsha isn't going to be tamed, and she usually gets what she wants, even if it's another woman's husband.
1994: Molly (Tales from the Crypt Episode Only Skin Deep): Molly is a combination of sadistic demon and avenging angel. She's secretive and morbidly sexy. Follow her home at your own risk.
2003: Baby (House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects): Baby is as sadistic as she is attractive. If she takes you home to meet the family, don't expect to get out alive.
2015: Lucille Sharpe (Crimson Peak): Sick, twisted, and vengeful, Lucille is tougher than she looks. Like Molly, she has a sympathetic side, but it's overshadowed by her sadistic nature.
Who are your favorite female horror villains?
Kate Hill Bio
Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, a short erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels.
When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, spending time with her family and pets and running the Compelling Beasts Blog, dedicated to antagonists, antiheroes, and paranormal creatures. She also writes under the name Saloni Quinby. Visit her online at https://www.kate-hill.com.
Ben wants Laura to reconsider staying overnight at Demon's Grotto, and he has information about the club’s history that should convince her. He tells her three creepy love stories, hoping she will change her mind. After hearing these stories of love and murder, will Laura decide to spend the night at Demon’s Grotto?