By Christopher-James Llego Art by Abby Hailu
The Final Girl (n):
The virgin girl; the female protagonist; the girl who fights and kills the murderer; the one the audience roots on for during the final act of the film.
List of Teen Slashers featuring a black Final Girl:
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)*
*Karla (Brandy Norwood) is NOT the protagonist of the film. Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) is the main protagonist throughout the film, but dies in a non-canonical surprise ending jump scare. As such, Karla, who happened to also survive the earlier murders, becomes the Final Girl.