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Book cover for The Final Girl Support Group
Hendrix, Grady
Reviewed by: Daryl M., Librarian, West Valley Regional Branch Library
Any fan of horror movies knows what the term “final girl” means. A final girl is the person left standing at the end of a horror movie. During the course of the film, she evades the threat, usually losing several friends and family members in the process, long enough to have a lethal confrontation that results in the killer’s death (who regularly defies all reason by returning in the sequel). Final girls rarely appear consecutively in these films and are regularly replaced by new characters in subsequent installments, because the main focus for the films, and their franchises, is on the killer and not on the victims.Read Full Review

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