31 days, 1 alphabet of horror tropes → F is for Final Girl
→ One of the most popular horror tropes, Final Girl at it’s most basic definition means the final survivor of a horror movie. The trope sticks to a fairly strict set of characteristics such as: the survivor is female, usually has darker hair and is often portrayed as more intelligent and resourceful than her male and female companions. However, these can change and are not always universally represented in horror movies. The Final Girl is almost always female but has been known to be male (Ash Williams from The Evil Dead franchise, for example, was purposefully given the name Ashley partially in order to play on this specific trope).