As some of you will know, we’ve partnered with the awesome fun.com in the past to bring you horror merch giveaways. Their friends over at HalloweenCostumes.com have created these great inforgraphics to get into the Halloween season. The images document the history of the ‘Final Girl’ horror trope, and the evolution of Jason Voorhee’s character.
Gentry Boeckel, explains the Final Girl piece, which you can check out below:
“When the slasher genre started to really hit the mainstream around the mid-80s, there was a lot of outcry about its depiction of women. It is true that with so many slasher films flooding the market, more than a few fell into the trap of scantily clad, personality-less women running and stumbling, being murdered in the dark. But to focus on the worst aspects of the genre would do a disservice to some of the groundbreaking (and what many would call feminist) strides taken toward giving women agency and power over their lives, their sexuality, and their attacker.”
‘Crystal Lake Lifer’ was created by Devin Rubink, and you can check it out below.