girls fighting evil: horror movie tropes
the girl who doesn’t get away
(these are not the final girls. these are the girls who die early, who sleep with their boyfriends, who babysat in the haunted house first, who couldn’t control their anger. the girls who died as a warning, as a metaphor, as an excuse. they were too naive, or too worldly, or too funny, or too bullied, or too vicious. the girls who went into the basement alone, who checked on the children first, who went upstairs with a boy during the party.
they break out of the script, the scene, the reel. they are no longer demon feed.)