Which Mean Girls Characters Would Survive A Horror Movie, Ranked
Manufacturing on Cry 6 recently completed on September 1 in Montreal (via CinemaBlend). The latest entry in the popular franchise is one of many exciting horror films to come. Since characters in horror movies are often written to fit certain tropes, it’s easy for most viewers to deduce which characters will be the first to go and which will reach the end credits.
However, when you think about the survival of a character in a horror movie that wasn’t written specifically for the genre, things can get interesting. The socially important and culturally significant teen classic mean girls is full of complex and fascinating characters. It would be hilarious to see the students and teachers of North Shore High suddenly find themselves in a more sinister film.
ten Karen Smith
Karen Smith is a member of the popular The Plastics clique. Although sweet and well-meaning, her lack of intelligence makes her an easy target for gossip and ridicule. Not exactly a “mean girl”, she remains complicit in Regina’s nefarious behavior.
It’s not hard to see why Karen Smith would be the first to go if she found herself in a horror movie. Her seemingly stupid mindset would undoubtedly lead her into danger.
9 Aaron Samuel
Aaron is kind, caring and observant. The North Shore High School idol spends her days dreaming, playing sports, and stealing the hearts of many of her classmates. Her friendly personality and dashing beauty unsurprisingly make her the object of Cady’s affections.
Aaron’s athletic abilities would certainly help him ward off the forces of evil for a while, but his misjudgment of character could end up causing him to trust the wrong person. Since he’s oblivious to Regina’s misdeeds in the film, it’s easy to predict that he wouldn’t be able to discern the innocent from the guilty.
8 Gretchen Wieners
Gretchen is proud to be Regina’s second-in-command. His ability to seek out juicy gossip and cause trouble could be called an art form. Gretchen refuses to let anyone get past her number two status, which often results in some pretty intense rants and rants.
Gretchen is shown to be very insecure, and this lack of confidence would make her an easy target for a horror movie antagonist. Adept by nature, she would likely be powerless if left to fend for herself. It’d also be safe to say that she’d end up using all the worst horror movie tropes, making the toaster strudel heiress the obvious choice for the next brand on the killer’s list.
Damian helps Cady learn more about high school and Western pop culture while informing her of scandalous happenings on campus. With a penchant for the spicy, Damian is never afraid to stand out, even if it puts him in the crosshairs of bullies.
While Damien certainly knows how to draw attention to North Shore, his inability to blend in would ultimately be his detriment. Sure, having her best friend Janice by her side might help her escape danger for a few moments, but it would be hard for the Christina Aguilera fan to go unnoticed, especially if there’s a microphone nearby.
6 Kevin Gnapoor
The loot that Kevin Gnapoor has is monumental compared to that of his Mathlete team members. He’s smart, confident and always ready to spit out prodigious raps that make Kevin one of the best supports mean girls characters. Although unlucky in popularity, he makes up for it with his impressive finesse and confidence.
Kevin would have a one in two chance of surviving a horror movie. While her clever mind would help her figure out the best course of action to survive, her lack of friends could end up hurting her chances of reaching the end. Not having cohorts could make it easier for a masked villain or ghostly entity to attack unnoticed.
5 Mrs. Norbury
Ms. Norbury is a calculus teacher with a heart of gold. Despite her jaded nature, she cares deeply for her students, even though most of them don’t care. When she discovers Cady’s talent for complex equations, she decides to take her under her wing and pass on many years of wisdom to her.
Ms. Norbury is able to visualize the facts of a problematic situation and create a clear plan of action to resolve it. Her brutally honest view of the world might make her a little cynical, but that cynicism might help her stay cautious when mysterious events start to unfold.
4 Cady Heron
Cady Heron went from the wilderness of Africa to the equally wild American public school system. Suffering from a slight culture shock, she is quickly able to adapt to her environment and become formidable enemies of the queen bee.
Although she is the film’s protagonist, her naivety is the newcomer’s biggest obstacle. Unfamiliar with American culture, or society in general, Cady’s lack of human interaction would certainly lower her chances of being the Last Girl. However, her ability to quickly recognize her surroundings and adapt accordingly could end up helping her topple the villain she faces.
3 Principal Duvall
Duvall is cool and calm as an educator, hoping to create a more dignified learning environment. However, when the problems with the junior female students reach epic proportions, her behavior quickly turns to exasperated rage.
As Henry Wrinkler’s Principal Himbry meets his demise quite early in the iconic ScreamPrincipal Duvall’s short fuse and refusal to participate in chaotic situations would certainly help the character’s chances of survival.
2 Janis Ian
Art student Janis is proud to be a person. She is fiercely confident and protective, which makes Cady’s settling into school more enjoyable. Her rough exterior contrasts with her unwavering loyalty as a friend.
Janis would not only go far in a horror movie, but she would also potentially be the one to save the day. She’s tough, she’s brave, and she’s never one to shy away from confrontation. She is also considered one of the baddest characters in mean girls. Janis is a very good judge of character and, unsurprisingly, she would be the one to unmask the infamous antagonist in the blink of an eye.
1 Regina George
Regina is the unrivaled leader of The Plastics, who is cunning, calculating, and cold. Her social standing as North Shore’s hottest product means everything, and she’ll never let go of that title.
Regina’s deceptive and manipulative behavior would easily help her outsmart the killer and get to safety. The teenage dictator would make the killer cower before her as her commanding presence perfectly conveys the power she possesses. There’s only room for one evil person in Regina’s life and that’s herself.
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