By Ashly Moore Sheldon • August 19, 2021
If you're one of the many who enjoyed July bestseller The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix, you may be screaming for more. The book has been described as an homage to and critique of slasher films like A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It's a story about six "final girl" survivors who form the titular group. When one of the women disappears, the others begin to realize that someone is coming for them...again. If you can't get enough of Hendrix's winning combination of tenderness and terror, try one of his other books:
What is it about this concept of the lone female survivor that so resonates with audiences? Perhaps it's that final girl is the one who "will never, ever give up." Here are a few more final girl novels to consider:
Here are some of the movies that may have inspired The Final Girl Support Group:
When asked about literary influences, Hendrix has listed the following authors and books:
Oh and, by the way, fans of Hendrix's books will be pleased to learn that several of them are slated for television adaptations including The Final Girl Support Group and The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires. We can't wait!