Lynnette Tarkington is a final girl.
Just like in a slasher movie, she was the lone survivor of a brutal killing spree. But she’s not the only one. In fact, she’s a member of a therapy group filled with women who also lived through terrible massacres. Lynnette’s spent the last two decades practicing martial arts, building up a defense system, and compulsively creating safety plans. Group meeting are just about the only time she leaves her heavily fortified apartment, and, even though the members don’t all get along with each other, they’re just about the only human connection Lynnette has in her life.
So when one member doesn’t show up at a meeting, Lynnette starts to worry. And worry she should. Someone knows about the group and is planning to finish off the work some homicidal maniacs started years before. All the members are targets and it’s up to Lynette and her years of obsessive planning to save herself and the other Final Girls.
Grady Hendrix has made a name for himself writing high concept, self referential horror novels and The Final Girl Support Group might be his most meta yet. Fans of horror movies will have a great time puzzling out the references to the classics of the genre, but the attention paid to the psychologies of the survivors raises the novel to the next level.