In horror movies, the “final boy” is the character who typically survives until the end of the film and defeats the villain. This archetype exists in stark contrast to the much more common and dominating trope of the “final girl.”
The concept pivots from the already-established gender roles and expectations set forth across the horror landscape, portraying a male character as the hero and survivor, rather than a female. This subversion makes the “final boy” character model particularly interesting and captivating for audiences.
Check out the Dread Central’s Top Five Final Boys From Horror Movie History:
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