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dc.contributor.authorStevens, Hannah Leigh
dc.description.abstractYou’re Next (2011) and Hush (2016), feature women who at first glance resemble stereotypical final girls. However, throughout their respective films, Erin (You’re Next) and Maddie (Hush) break the expected binary outcome of either a dead girl or franchised final girl, and are recognized as a different iteration of the final girl—a girl who both survives a brutal attack and is able to actively bring resolution to the narrative, representing a turn toward critically and socially sensitive representations of a woman’s experience. In seeing this current trajectory of Erin to Maddie to a new Laurie (Halloween 2018), a revolutionary trend develops that fractures, complicates, and invigorates tired slasher tropes. By recognizing and tracing this trend I give voice to and identify a theory that complicates the final girl, encompasses both of these women characters, and places these films in the realm of a more complex, feminist, depiction of horror.en_US
dc.publisherNorth Dakota State Universityen_US
dc.rightsNDSU Policy 190.6.2
dc.titleThe Last Breath is Hers: Reassessing Feminist Film Approaches to the Slasher Genre in the #MeToo Eraen_US
dc.typetext/master's paperen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-10T20:54:42Z
dc.date.available2019-05-10T20:54:42Z
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10365/29733
dc.subject.lcshYou're next (Motion picture : 2011)
dc.subject.lcshHush (Motion picture : 2016)
dc.subject.lcshSlasher films -- History and criticism.
dc.subject.lcshWomen in motion pictures.
dc.subject.lcshFeminism and motion pictures.
dc.rights.urihttps://www.ndsu.edu/fileadmin/policy/190.pdfen_US
ndsu.degreeMaster of Arts (MA)en_US
ndsu.collegeArts, Humanities, and Social Sciencesen_US
ndsu.departmentEnglishen_US
ndsu.programEnglishen_US
ndsu.advisorWicktor, Emily


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