Kris Rose "The Final Girl: How Horror Movies Made Me a Better Feminist" Zine (2021)
Details: Kris Rose, "The Final Girl: How Horror Movies Made Me A Better Feminist" zine, published by Microcosm, 2021. 8.5" l x 5.5" w x 0.2" h, new stock, 30 pp.
Description: "Kris Rose and her step-sister grew up watching horror movies together. The Exorcist, The Evil Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Carrie, Friday the 13th, Scream, Hellraiser, and so many more left their indelible mark on her young mind. "For a girl whose life was not perfect, horror was a reassurance that darkness was a normal part of life. It was possible to survive the absolute worst if you learned a few valuable lessons from one of the most well-known archetypes of modern horror: The Final Girl." Rose takes us on a fun, smart, sassy, macabre tour through scary movies of the 1980s, analyzing the character tropes and celebrating the badasses who may not have been believed but fought to stay alive until the bitter end."
Grade: M (new stock)
Author: "The Final Girl: How Horror Movies Made me a Better Feminist, a horror zine from Microcosm Publishing. I write and talk about underground and fringe media through the lens of a trailer park girl from Oklahoma who looked for role models in 80s horror. I use memoirs and humor to revisit the seminal final girls of my early teens and examine them for life lessons. This is the first in a series of zines that cuts a little deeper into genres that some mistakenly believe to be too shallow to be taken seriously."