This article contains spoilers for the original Halloween and its 2018 sequel.
The trope of the final girl — you know, the last one standing in horror movies, who either simply survives or also kills the villain that murdered all her friends — didn’t just define the slasher formula for decades.
A staple of classics like Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street, the final girl became the key to understanding the entire genre’s psychology. Or rather, how horror movies tackle our society’s biggest cultural shifts.
Now, with 2018’s Halloween and the return of the most prototypical final girl, Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode has ushered in a new kind of slasher flick for the horrors uncovered by #MeToo. Read more…More about Entertainment, Halloween, Feminism, Horror, and John Carpenter