Many may get familiar with the fact that girls in slasher films always need the protection of the lead male characters. Their mission seems to scream out, run, hide, and even be killed for some reason. However, there are some different films that turn helpless girls into powerful ones so that the villains also feel scared.

Erin In The 2011 Slasher Film You’re Next

You’re Next is one of the few slasher films that get high appreciation and earn the high-grossing revenue in spite of their little initial budget. The film revolves around masked assailants who suddenly attack a family in a house in rural Missouri. From meeting her boyfriend’s family, Sharni Vinson (Erin) suddenly becomes a victim of a massacre.

Erin You Re Next
Erin in You're Next.

Fans who have ever watched the Australian actress’s movies such as Bait 3D (2012) and Patrick (2013) know that she may not the first choice for the role of weak girls. Sharni rapidly makes use of all things available in the house to fight against the assailants. You’re Next is sometimes considered as the bloody version of Home Alone. Additionally, the film ending got lots of praise from the audience.

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Heather Langenkamp in Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Maybe Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) in the series A Nightmare on Elm Street is the only one who is hunted by the same villain so many times. She finally takes down Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) by ignoring him; however, her character is killed in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987). In the film Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, director Wes Craven came out with an interesting idea to rebirth Nancy.

Nancy A Nightmare

Accordingly, Freddy Krueger escapes the real world and tries to kill the film crew and Heather Langenkamp, instead of her character Nancy Thompson. The audience once again witnesses the bloody fight between the beautiful actress and the beast. And of course, Heather Langenkamp even did better than her character.

Laurie Strode In The Series Halloween

Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is considered as one of the typical characters for the final girls after surviving from the scariest killer Mike Myers in the series Halloween. She doesn’t just become the survivor but she also teaches other characters how to struggle against the crazy murderer.

Laurie Strode

Sidney Prescott In The Series Scream

Not only one, two, or three times, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) manages to escape from the purges of masked killers in the series Scream. That’s not enough. The actress is reportedly negotiating to return the latest film in the slasher franchise. Like many other characters, Sidney initially appears as a gentle and panic girl when witnessing her close friends being killed.


However, she soon turns into a strong survivor in Scream 2 (1997), and even becomes a warrior in Scream 3 (2000). The girl with great experience always knows how to change the game when facing the mysterious killers.

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Grace Le Domas In Ready Or Not

Released in 2019, Ready Or Not doesn’t just get high appreciation due to its horror scenes but it also impresses the audiences via new ideas and an unforeseen ending. This film also helps Samara Weaving become more popular in the horror film industry. Read Or Not starts with the happy wedding of Grace (Samara Weaving) and Alex (Mark O’Brien). However, the Le Domas family has a tradition of playing the game determined by Le Bail’s box.

The happy wedding suddenly becomes a disaster when her husband’s family tries their best to take her down. It is lucky that Grace Le Domas is not a weak girl who just knows to cry out or need help from others.

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