Classic slasher flicks have become a cultural touchstone in horror cinema that has spawned a number of tropes that define the genre: final girls, deadly shower scenes, and the slut characters dying first. Though slasher stories can at times be ludicrous they continue to engage audiences after decades of films. The genre has become the perfect vehicle for comedy and satire, and Final Girl is a silly little one-shot that tackles these tropes.
The story follows a young man that finds himself transported into the plot of a slasher flick that is reminiscent Friday the 13th. He wakes up in the body of Summer, the “slut” character, doomed to die first in the group. “Summer” is familiar with these tropes that are thrown at him at every turn as he scrambles to survive. Despite the constant danger that the main character finds himself in, the other characters barely acknowledge Summer and are unconcerned about her safety.
As a satire, it’s a silly little short comic that can maybe be appreciated by fans of classic horror slasher flicks. It’s a simple and absurd story that is good for a few chuckles and actually features some decent art. I don’t feel that it’s very memorable or anything great, the characters aren’t all that important but it was an amusing short read.
“Final girl!? In a horror movie, that’s the term for the female character who survives until the end!”
Trigger Warning: Nudity, Violence