#WIHMX Day 17 – Xenomorph

Today I’m choosing the queen alien from Aliens and Alien 3: a perfect follow on from yesterday’s choice.

I’ve thought long and hard and this is one of the best female ‘monsters’ in horror that I can think of. And the fact she was pitched against Ellen Ripley makes for an an epic combination.

So hooray to the Alien movies for giving us not only a kickass female protagonist in Ellen Ripley (who’s a great role model for any girl), but also a terrifying female antagonist.

I delight in what I fear - Shirley Jackson

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R. H. Dixon is a horror enthusiast who, when not escaping into the fantastical realms of fiction, lives in the northeast of England with her husband and two whippets. She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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