For the uninitiated who are not up on their horror movie terminology, the Final Girl is a “horror film (particularly slasher film) trope that specifically refers to the last woman or girl alive to confront the killer, ostensibly the one left to tell the story“. So now that the definition is clear here are the ladies who made the cut (so to speak) in my estimation:
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 23% (Critics) / 48% (Audience)
Directed By: Zack Snyder
Written By: Zack Snyder and Steve Shibuya
Starring: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jena Malone, Jamie Chung and Abbie Cornish
Koldo and Clara are about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding.
Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day; that is until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding. Amidst the chaos, Koldo and Clara become separated and begin a desperate search for one another. What started off as an idyllic day quickly descends into a nightmare of the worst kind… – Bloody Disgusting
This week we’ll take a listen to a version of the oft-covered song “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”. This song was originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles in 1966 for Motown. The song is a classic and has been reinterpreted through the years by everyone from Gladys Knight & The Pips to the Kaiser Chiefs. The version I am most fond of is by the British punk band The Slits. The Slits version took a standard R&B classic and roughed it up a bit so that it became a harder more rock-ish song.
The Slits – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Synopsis: Told in flashback form, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN explores the fractured relationship between a mother and her son who eventually ends up going on a murderous rampage at his high school.
Synopsis: This documentary style film follows a woman as she treks to Italy to discover what exactly happened to her mother 20 years ago during an exorcism.