Review: Scream (2022)

Year: 2022 Runtime: 120 minutes Director: Tyler Gillett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin Writers: James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick Stars: Melissa Barrera, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Jenna Ortega, David Arquette, Jack Quaid, Jasmin Savoy Brown By Tom Moore After the death of “Scream” (1996) creator Wes Craven, it was unclear if fans would ever see the return of one of the horror genre’s most influential franchises. Up until Craven’s … Continue reading Review: Scream (2022)

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