The 15 Best Final Girls In Horror Movies Ranked

While horror films have been around for several decades, the term "final girl" was coined more recently than most people may think. Originally created in 1992 by author Carol J. Clover in her book "Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film," the term refers to a common trope in horror movies in which the last female character(s) alive confront and defeat or escape the killer, essentially becoming the only people left to tell the story.  Characteristics of a final girl include a refusal to indulge in drugs, alcohol, and sex in order to survive the film. Though not always depicted as the smartest character, more...

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