A Final Girl Trope in Horror Films: Then and Now

She’s fierce, polite, but will battle every guy in a mask. The beginning of the pop culture trope from the title started with Mari Collingwood in “The Last House on the Left” (1972). The phenomenon exists mainly in slasher films and refers to the main character, who is a female. It defines the last woman alive who is supposed to battle the serial killer and kill him. Often the final girl is a virgin. Always with excellent etiquette, she’s also very friendly. A female character’ trope introduced above is meant to survive everybody. Continue reading A Final Girl Trope in Horror Films: Then and Now

Feminist Film Theory 101: Carol J. Clover’s “The Final Girl”

As it’s Halloween this month, it only seems apporiate for this month’s “Feminist Film Theory 101” to focus on Carol J.Clover’s “Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film.” and the “Final Girl”. Who is the Final Girl, and is she a true feminist icon? #Womeninhorror #TheFinalGirl #31DaysofHorror Continue reading Feminist Film Theory 101: Carol J. Clover’s “The Final Girl”