'Final Girls' Month at The Death Rattle: Top 10 Final Girls #10-8
When Aaron Duenas of The Death Rattle infamy asked me to choose a few favourite heroines from horror cinema for his Women in Horror month, I was hardly going to say no, was I?
As much as I love Laurie, Alice, and Nancy et al though, I thought it might be more interesting to take a look at a few other characters who perhaps broaden, bend or even negate altogether the (generally held) concept of what it is to be a 'Final Girl'.
The various characters I’ve chosen might not necessarily fit the conventional definition of ‘Final Girl’, but they still represent the strong spirit she is renowned for. Of course, many of the women Aaron and I have cited obviously owe a huge debt to Laurie, Alice, Nancy and co – whose essences pervade this month over at The Death Rattle - which is where you should head now to check out the first of our Top Ten.