10 Most Annoying Final Girls In Horror Movie History

The would-be victims no one wanted to see survive the killers.

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Screen Gems

Right from the very first movies on the silver screen, final girls have been a staple of the horror genre. The term was first coined by Carol J. Clover in her 1992 book: 'Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film' and is generally used to describe the final victim left alive at the end of what is usually a bloody slasher movie.

Final girls might have begun as the typical innocent damsels in distress but, as time wore on, they would increasingly become the symbols of progressivism and the representations of emerging social trends. Because of this, having traits such as being resourceful and brave have become synonymous with final girls in the world of horror.

The genre is littered with famous final girls that audiences have helped turn into some of the most legendary characters in cinema history, with the likes of Nancy Thompson, Ellen Ripley and Laurie Strode all combining their interesting and likeable personalities with all the bravery and resourcefulness needed to defeat even the most scariest of foes over the years.

But, what happens when horror writers and actors get this one essential thing wrong in their movies and mess up their final girls? From wooden performances to terribly written arcs, here are undoubtedly the most annoying final girls in horror movie history.

10. Nathalie - Birdemic: Shock And Terror

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Severin Films

Now, do not mistake the inclusion of a Birdemic character as some sort of would-be criticism of what is an absolute masterpiece in filmmaking. James Nguyen's infamous romantic horror movie about an army of killer birds with acidic blood was gripping, terrifying and wrapped up with a plethora of immersive visuals that really helped sell its brilliant storyline.

Ok, so maybe it's not the best film ever made.

However, even in a movie ranked as the fifth worst of all time according to IMDB, final girl Nathalie manages to stand out as a real low point.

Wooden and whiny are not the best qualities for a horror movie final girl, but there are few out there who nail both of these traits quite like Nathalie. An apparent lingerie model who supposedly lands the gig of a lifetime with Victoria's Secret, Nathalie goes throughout the entire film either delivering out of place lines, complaining about something or going the complete opposite way and being this unstoppable force of positivity when it couldn't be more obvious that it isn't the time for it.

Whitney Moore portrays Nathalie in both Birdemic: Shock and Terror and its sequel, Birdemic: Resurrection, though undoubtedly very few people have managed to stomach her in both performances.

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