The Slasher Movie Final Girl: Trope Explained! Subscribe: // TIMESTAMPS BELOW
Tune into WatchMojo Live on YouTube May 31 : WatchMojo Live Creative Forum 2 pm – 5 pm: : WatchMojo Live Party 6 pm- 9 pm: Final girls are as important to the slasher genre as the iconic killers themselves. So what makes this archetype so compelling? From the classics like Black Christmas, Friday the 13th, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, to meta genre deconstructions like Scream, The Cabin in the Woods, It Follows, and You’re Next, all these films have their own interpretations of the final girl that share many characteristics, but are nonetheless distinct. On this episode of WatchMojo’s Troped, we’ll be looking at the origins of the final girl to see where they came from and why we still root for them.
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