Final Girl

Coined by Carol J. Clover in her book Men, Women and Chain Saws, the Final Girl is a character in the horror movie that the audience follows until the end where she remains the sole survivor of the monster’s tirade of violence. She usually survives through her intelligence, purity, and vigilance (unlike her horndog friends, the Final Girl notices the breeches in normalcy set forth by the monster). In short, the movie ques to us as an audience, this girl is not like the other girls.

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