‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ and the Return of the Ultimate Final Girl

Like ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ before it, Stephen Graham Jones’ ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ is a grim and challenging middle chapter. By its conclusion, when all the dirty laundry has been aired and all the narrative twists pounded flat, we’re again left with Jade Daniels, our once and future final girl, getting far less than what she rightly deserves. But what else could we expect?

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