FINAL GIRL
Screening series
Nitehawk Cinema, New York | September – October 2014

Read the essay NOTES ON THE FINAL GIRL
Listen to “Final Girl” podcast interview

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.” ― Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

In the 1990s, film scholar Carol J. Clover coined the term “final girl” in her book Men, Women, and Chainsaws as a way to identify the heroine in horror films. From victim to savior and from lover to killer, women have played a crucial role in the history of horror cinema as the character with whom the audience can identify with most. The Final Girl series spans the history of women in horror (1960 to 2011) with classic black-and-white films for brunch (The HauntingThe Girl Who Knew Too MuchSpider BabyEyes Without a FaceRepulsion) and vividly colored midnites (You’re NextScreamHaute TensionThe Texas Chainsaw MassacreSuspiria).

 

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