Final Girls: Feminism, Slashers & Culture

Final Girls: Feminism, Slashers & Culture

The "final girl" trope has become a standard horror cinema convention, in which a single strong female character outruns, outsmarts and outstabs her murderous pursuer to stand victorious amid the slain. In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Christian explore the film roots, cultural resonance and symbolic power of the final girl.

Image Caption: Ginny Field holding pitchfork in a scene from the film 'Friday The 13th Part 2', 1981. (Paramount/Getty Images)

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Topics in this Podcast: culture, christian sager, Halloween, horror, feminism