The folks at HalloweenCostumes.com are masters of horror infographics! One of my favorites is The Ones that Got Away: Horror Movie Final Girls Through the Ages. It’s amazing how they can encapsulate so much cinematic history into one concise image! Official Synopsis: A common trope in horror (and specifically slasher) films, the term “final girl” is used to describe the last surviving female who must confront the villain at the end of the film. The final girl is often the most innocent and reserved in the group, but matures into a strong and intelligent woman by the film’s climax, where she defeats the killer, is able to escape with her life, or both.
Let’s hear it for these fantastic final girls! Lila Crane, Sally Hardesty, Laurie Strode, Ellen Ripley, Alice Hardy, Wendy Torrance, Nancy Thompson, Clarice Starling, Sidney Prescott, Rachel Keller, Sarah Carter, Erin, and Mia Allen!