Notes

The Final Girls finds Acceptance in Slashers”

At Certified Forgotten, friend of the Gutter Christine Makepeace writes about The Final Girls (2015). “Summer camp slashers are a staple of the horror genre. From Friday the 13th to Sleepaway Camp to The Burning, choosing this adult-free setting for your bloodbath is so ubiquitous that it’s become almost too predictable. What if you introduced elements—emotional stakes, character growth, heart—that are often sorely missing from the hack-and-slash classics of the 1980s? Well, you’d end up with something a lot like 2015’s The Final Girls.”

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