Horror Fans in Horror Movies: ‘Scream’ and the Evolution of the Monster Kid

In the ’70s and ’80s, several archetypes emerged in horror, both in its heroes and villains. The most famous of these is the final girl, exemplified by Sally Hardesty, Laurie Strode, and Nancy Thompson among many others. But another hero emerged as well: the monster kid. This was usually a pre-teen boy with an obsession […]

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