Final Girl

The final girl is a trope in thriller and horror films (particularly slasher films) that specifically refers to the last woman or girl alive to confront the killer, ostensibly the one left to tell the story. The final girl has been observed in dozens of films, including Halloween and its remake, Friday the 13th and its reboot, A Nightmare on Elm Street and its remake, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and its remake, Scream, Final Destination, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Hellraiser, Alien, The Strangers, The Ring, The Grudge, Terror Train, Event Horizon, The Cabin in the Woods and Resident Evil. There are also examples of final girls in other genres as well. The term was coined by Carol J. Clover in her 1992 book Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film. Clover suggests that in these films, the viewer begins by sharing the perspective of the killer, but experiences a shift in identification to the final girl partway through the film.

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Nancy Thompson (A Nightmare On Elm Street) - Reception
... the lies, and when to turn her back on the corruption and lies she has discovered..." "The final girl must actively take steps to protect herself and vanquish evil ... to rock." In his book Horror Movie Freak, Don Sumner (2010) also notes how Nancy was a different "final girl" despite following the rules of avoiding sex, drugs, and juvenile behavior ... children to want the love of their parents--disappointment, even death, is the final result." The documentary The Making of Nightmare on Elm Street features a segment concerning the casting of Heather ...
Daphne Gottlieb - Awards and Nominations
... Final Girl was the winner of the Audre Lorde Award in Poetry for 2003 from The Publishing Triangle ... Final Girl was named one of The Village Voice's Favorite Books of 2003, and received rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Village Voice ... Final Girl was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award by the Horror Writer's Association ...
Final Girl - Later Versions
... In the middle 1990s, the trope of the final girl in horror films was "resurrected, reshaped, and mainstreamed" ...

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