Men may majority maintain the ever-growing horror market, but the real stars as we all know are the women. Promiscuous, prude. Brave, scared. Villain, victim. Horror is for women, and this list is celebrating the ten most kickass final girls in the genre. Nothing says female power like a turned-on blender to the head of your attacker!

What is a 'final girl'?
The final girl is a trope in horror films (particularly slasher films). It refers to the last woman alive to confront the killer, ostensibly the one left to tell the story.

This list is mostly different from my 가장 좋아하는 female characters overall, of which I might do an 기사 someday. This is just the ten most fierce women who are very worthy opponents to the main villain. IN NO ORDER Enjoy!

Erin - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Please forgive me...

First off, this movie is an excellent remake and is the best modern version of how a remake should be done. It's gritty and raw, but enough about the movie. Erin is a smart heroine. She doesn't run INTO danger like many horror characters so often do, it just stumbles upon her. But when it does she fights back with ferocity. Leatherface may have had a chainsaw, but Erin was prepared for him around every turn.

Kelly - Eden Lake
You're not going to die. I'm not going to let 당신 die.

There's some 토론 about whether she's a true final girl 또는 not but without going into movie spoilers...I say she is. Talk about fighter! This woman's holiday with her boyfriend goes horribly, horribly wrong and now she's found herself at the center of a dangerous cat and 쥐, 마우스 game with kids. Awful, frightening kids. A truly fierce fighter and one that 당신 were definitely 100% rooting for the entire movie.

Julie - I (Still) Know What 당신 Did Last Summer
He's just out there, and he's watching and waiting!

Okay I admit, maybe Julie being here has 더 많이 to do with my 사랑 for Jennifer 사랑 Hewitt than for her character but it still doesn't mean she can't kick ass. In the first movie she (and her friends) maybekindasorta had it coming. Just a bit. But 의해 the 초 movie, you're definitely rooting for her. She's a survivor for sure.

Chris - Friday the 13th Part 3
No! 당신 can't be alive!

Chris is not my 가장 좋아하는 F13 girl. But she IS the one I thought did the most damage and stood her ground with the unstoppable force that is Jason. She is the first victim to actually escape Jason long before the events in this movie take place, and her final chase scene with him is the best of all the series. Fighter 100%

Erin - You're Next
Why? - Why the fuck not?

Of all the heroines here, she is the one that took me most 의해 surprise. A 집 invasion gone wrong, she's merely just a guest. That guest ends up defending the 집 much, much better than the owners. She is smart, resourceful, and completely bad ass. Most horror characters have a chance to kill the villain and stupidly take one hit and run but not Erin. It's like she's done this before...Make sure 당신 have Erin on call if you're ever having a party!

Mia - Evil Dead (2013)
You're all gonna die tonight.

Mia is the most different of all the heroines here in that she's not put under ~normal~ horror circumstances. Her body is taken over 의해 a demon so she will go in and out from being "villain" to "victim". But I still consider her a final girl because it's not like she asked to be a demon host. She fights with herself (insert something about inner demons) better than the best of the rest.

Sarah - The Descent
Dead animals! Hundreds of them!

I don't know about the sequel 또는 what happens in it, and I don't want to. This movie is too perfect to have had any kind of sequel 또는 remake attached to it so I'm just referring to the events of this one. So with that said, Sarah is awesome. Not just one of my 가장 좋아하는 나귀, 엉덩이 kickers, but one of my 가장 좋아하는 characters overall. She enters a cave with deadly creatures and manages to adapt very well and very quickly to their habits to outsmart them. If that's not resourceful, I don't know what is.

Laurie - Halloween series
It was the boogeyman...

"Man Michael, just leave your sister alone!" I scream every time I watch a 할로윈 movie with Laurie. Again as with Sarah, Laurie isn't just a 가장 좋아하는 나귀, 엉덩이 kicker but a 가장 좋아하는 overall. Of all the heroines here, I think she has the most ~scary~ opponent so that alone makes her better than most. She is a survivor through and through and while Michael keeps coming for her, he also severely underestimates her abilities.

Sidney - Scream series
Why can't I be a Meg Ryan movie? 또는 even a good porno.

I know I have said these words a lot in this 기사 but if 당신 look up fighter and survivor in the dictionary 당신 will find a picture of Sidney Prescott. Unlike other heroines in franchises, Sidney is facing a different killer each time. Imagine so many different people wanting to kill 당신 and 당신 still having the energy to live. I don't know how she does it! She's a role model for all young women if I ever saw one.

Nancy - A Nightmare on Elm 거리 series
I'm into survival.

She is my 가장 좋아하는 girl of all! I still don't have them in order but I did kinda want to save the ~best~ for last. She has the most difficult opponent of all. How do 당신 fight somebody who only appears in your dreams? I wouldn't even begin to know how to, yet somehow she manages it. She brings Freddy out from her dreams and kicks his 나귀, 엉덩이 in the real world. And then when that is all over, she tries to do good deeds 의해 helping other Freddy victims. A true heroine.