The Final Girls

#15 Happy Birthday to Us

The Final Girls celebrate their first anniversary.

Why do you like this stuff?

Hard to believe it's been a year since The Final Girls began. What started as a weird Saturday morning WhatsApp conversation has since evolved into a whirlwind of a ride: rediscovering some of the bad-ass women of genre cinema; casting a spell across the UK with Anna Biller's The Love Witch; and stuffing balloons full of fake blood at Carrie's bloody prom party.

The Final Girls is all about creating a community to appreciate what horror can be. Horror film is a medium that exists beyond restriction and isn't afraid to explore the extremities of cinema, and we are thrilled to have spent a year exploring these. 

Since we started, we've been asked the same question over and over again - why do you like this stuff? Sometimes there's an underlying judgement in that question - how can you like stuff? For our first birthday party, we invited some of our favorite filmmakers, curators, writers and horror fiend friends to talk about what made them fall in love with the genre in the first place.