Poll: The final… final girl

Here’s your chance to weigh in on the final girls of horror.

Who’s your favourite? Who kicks the most monster butt? Tell us in the comments!

Whence the final girl? Some say it all started with Psycho. Others point to Texas Chainsaw Massacre. However it started, the final girl has had a strong presence in horror cinema for decades, and has branched out into other genres, through cross-pollinated films like Alien, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Silence of the Lambs. The final girl is easy to identify. Tormented by killers, stripped of agency, she’s forced to watch friends die until she finds the strength to fight back. Either through endurance or sheer bloody-mindedness (often quite literally), she’s the last one standing.

In honour of Halloween, we’re forcing the most famous final girls to battle it out. Who will be the final… final girl?


2 responses to “Poll: The final… final girl

    • In Terminator she definitely is one, but by T2, I don’t think it applies anymore. T2 kind of explodes the hunted-by-monster form of T1, and moves John into the role of hero/survivor, with Sarah taking on a supporting role.

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