Fans have been eagerly anticipating each new release of Carol J. Clove''s 1992 memoir Men, Women, and Chainsaws, describing the "final girl" trend used in horror movies. Even though there are many famous final girls from horror history, most famously Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) from Halloween, there are just as many people who don''t get the attention they need.
There are several final girls who fall short of the most popular and famous ones, from the main character of a cheesy but enjoyable ''90s horror film.
I Know What You Did Last Summer''s TV series isn''t quite great, but the 1997 film is still engaging. While this is a horror film from the 1990s that holds up, Julie James (Jennifer Love Hewitt) is quite underrated in terms of a final girl character.
Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) receives much of the praise as her perfect ''90s character was left standing after suffering an extremely difficult day. However, Julie, like Sidney, is a youngster with a prosperous social life and a serious boyfriend (Ray Bronson, played by Freddie Prince Jr.) who later fails to survive. Julie, in turn, is a charming and lovable person.
The urban lines from the 1998 horror film make it unforgettable, and Alicia Witt''s character Natalie Simon is another final girl who is underappreciated.
Natalie is a regular person who can relate to her and she is less likely to drink or have sex. At first, Natalie is concerned about having her roommate ignored her and pretending that she isn''t happening. Natalie is also the kind of final girl she wants to see: strong, open to fight back and find the killer.
The Final Girls may be played by Taissa Farmiga, but she is still underappreciated and should be included in conversations about strong characters from recent films.
Max is mainly familiar with horror movies since her late mother Amanda (Malin Ackerman) played Nancy in Camp Bloodbath, a cheesy 1990s film. Of course, Max does not anticipate to actually star in a movie herself, but she and her friends go into Camp Bloodbath and struggle to survive. Because Max must protect herself and her friends, she is a kind of final girl who is fun to watch. This film is definitely an underrated 2010s horror film, despite its incredibly high
Final girls die in sequels often, but Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) survives in both Happy Death Day and the 2019 sequel Happy Death Day 2U.
As contemporary examples of this popular trope, Tree may not receive much credit, but she is interested in why she keeps getting murdered and returning to life, experiencing a terrible situation that she does everything she can to stay in control and feel so fortunate.
According to Elizabeth Moss'' character, Cecilia Kass, who is based in the Invisible Man division, she feels she should be included in this category because she has endured enormous trauma and is recovering.
Cecila suffers through the entire film and realizes that Adrian pretended to die, but remains around this time as an invisible figure who is just as horrifying as his human presence was previously. Cecila should be considered one of the best examples of this extreme.