Men may majority maintain the ever-growing horror market, but the real stars as we all know are the women. Promiscuous, prude. Brave, scared. Villain, victim. Horror is for women, and this list is celebrating the ten most kickass final girls in the genre. Nothing says female power like a turned-on blender to the head of your attacker!
The final girl is a trope in horror films (particularly slasher films). It refers to the last woman alive to confront the killer, ostensibly the one left to tell the story.
This list is mostly different from my favorite female characters overall, of which I might do an article someday. This is just the ten most fierce women who are very worthy opponents to the main villain. IN NO ORDER Enjoy!
First off, this movie is an excellent remake and is the best modern version of how a remake should be done. It\'s gritty and raw, but enough about the movie. Erin is a smart heroine. She doesn\'t run INTO danger like many horror characters so often do, it just stumbles upon her. But when it does she fights back with ferocity. Leatherface may have had a chainsaw, but Erin was prepared for him around every turn.
You're not going to die. I'm not going to let you die.
There\'s some debate about whether she\'s a true
final girl or not but without going into movie spoilers...I say she is. Talk about fighter! This woman\'s holiday with her boyfriend goes horribly, horribly wrong and now she\'s found herself at the center of a dangerous cat and mouse game with kids. Awful, frightening kids. A truly fierce fighter and one that you were definitely 100% rooting for the entire movie.
He's just out there, and he's watching and waiting!
Okay I admit, maybe Julie being here has more to do with my love for Jennifer Love Hewitt than for her character but it still doesn\'t mean she can\'t kick ass. In the first movie she (and her friends) maybekindasorta had it coming. Just a bit. But by the second movie, you\'re definitely rooting for her. She\'s a survivor for sure.
Chris is not my favorite F13 girl. But she IS the one I thought did the most damage and stood her ground with the unstoppable force that is Jason. She is the first victim to actually escape Jason long before the events in this movie take place, and her final chase scene with him is the best of all the series. Fighter 100%
Of all the heroines here, she is the one that took me most by surprise. A home invasion gone wrong, she\'s merely just a guest. That guest ends up defending the home much, much better than the owners. She is smart, resourceful, and completely bad ass. Most horror characters have a chance to kill the villain and stupidly take one hit and run but not Erin. It\'s like she\'s done this before...Make sure you have Erin on call if you\'re ever having a party!
Mia is the most different of all the heroines here in that she\'s not put under ~normal~ horror circumstances. Her body is taken over by a demon so she will go in and out from being "villain" to "victim". But I still consider her a final girl because it\'s not like she
asked to be a demon host. She fights with herself (insert something about inner demons) better than the best of the rest.
I don\'t know about the sequel or what happens in it, and I don\'t want to. This movie is too perfect to have had any kind of sequel or remake attached to it so I\'m just referring to the events of this one. So with that said, Sarah is awesome. Not just one of my favorite ass kickers, but one of my favorite characters overall. She enters a cave with deadly creatures and manages to adapt very well and very quickly to their habits to outsmart them. If that\'s not resourceful, I don\'t know what is.
"Man Michael, just leave your sister alone!" I scream every time I watch a Halloween movie with Laurie. Again as with Sarah, Laurie isn\'t just a favorite ass kicker but a favorite overall. Of all the heroines here, I think she has the most ~scary~ opponent so that alone makes her better than most. She is a survivor through and through and while Michael keeps coming for her, he also severely underestimates her abilities.
Why can't I be a Meg Ryan movie? Or even a good porno.
I know I have said these words a lot in this article but if you look up
fighter and survivor in the dictionary you will find a picture of Sidney Prescott. Unlike other heroines in franchises, Sidney is facing a different killer each time. Imagine so many different people wanting to kill you and you still having the energy to live. I don\'t know how she does it! She\'s a role model for all young women if I ever saw one.
She is my favorite girl of all! I still don\'t have them in order but I did kinda want to save the ~best~ for last. She has the most difficult opponent of all. How do you fight somebody who only appears in your dreams? I wouldn\'t even begin to know how to, yet somehow she manages it. She brings Freddy out from her dreams and kicks his ass in the real world. And then when that is all over, she tries to do good deeds by helping other Freddy victims. A true heroine.
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