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The Subversion of the Final Girl Trope in Modern Horror Films

**This is a follow-up article for “The Establishment and Variations of the Final Girl Trope”, so I recommend that you read that one first.**

Starting in the late 1990’s, filmmakers began to subvert the now tired final girl trope in fresh and never-before-attempted ways. 649 more words

Final Girl

The Establishment and Variations of the Final Girl Trope

SPOILER ALERT: This blog post will discuss the “final girl” trope as seen in horror and science fiction/fantasy films. Due to the nature of this trope, major character deaths and endings from various movies are discussed in detail, and this post contains many spoilers. 763 more words

Final Girl

Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager

Genre: Thriller

A sinister thriller, full of twists and turns. 

Quincy, Lisa and Samantha have never met, but they share a terrible history: they’re all Final Girls. 828 more words

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Episode 1 - The Cabin in the Woods

Welcome to Beyond the Cabin in the Woods: A Good Ghouls Guide to Horror.

In this premiere episode, your polterguides Debbie, Donna, Adrean, and Kenzi watched Joss Whedon’s… 42 more words


Two Ends of the Spectrum: The Invitation, Witching and Bitching.

Only 13 days until Halloween! Boy has this month flown by. I am entering the final week of my term, which means of course I am often hunched over my computer, fervently writing term papers while wondering what fresh hell awaits me at work (the holidays are notoriously chaotic and stressful, usually starting mid October and not ramping down until well after New Years). 894 more words


Don't Breathe: An OK Movie

Long time no see, friends. It’s bee an absolutely ridiculous couple of weeks for me between school, kids, work and my feeble attempts to have some semblance of a life. 767 more words


Why no tech?

I recently observed in a chapter review of Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea that there seems to be very little technology used. If we assume that this book is set in around the same time period it came out, it really should. 200 more words

Fiction Faux Pas