The Final Girl: How Horror Movies Made Me a Better Feminist

The Final Girl: How Horror Movies Made Me a Better Feminist

by Kris Rose Author

Kris Rose and her step-sister grew up watching horror movies together. The ExorcistThe Evil Dead, The Texas Chainsaw MassacreA Nightmare on Elm StreetCarrie, Friday the 13th, Scream, Hellraiser, and so many more left their indelible mark on her young mind. "For a girl whose life was not perfect, horror was a reassurance that darkness was a normal part of life. It was possible to survive the absolute worst, if you learned a few valuable lessons from one of the most well-known archetypes of modern horror: The Final Girl." Rose takes us on a fun, smart, sassy tour through horror movies of the 1980s, analysing the character tropes and celebrating the bad-asses who may not have been believed but fought to stay alive until the bitter end.