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Horror movies from where the only surviving victim is a man?
January 17, 2014 4:22 PM   Subscribe

Horror movies from where the only surviving victim is a man?

Two to get started: Paxton from Hostel and David from ATM. I am looking for suggestions of full-length horror (or horror-hybrid) movies where the sole surviving victim is a male character. And I mean "victim" in the sense that this character might have killed some of the bad guys (as Paxton did), or might have accidentally killed innocent people by accident (like David did), but he was not deliberately intending to kill innocent people.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my question.
posted by 99percentfake to Media & Arts (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
"Predator" and "Predator 2".
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 4:26 PM on January 17 [2 favorites]


Yikes!

"or might have accidentally killed innocent people by accident (like David did)" should just be "or might have killed someone by accident (like David did)"
posted by 99percentfake at 4:26 PM on January 17


Try the "subversions and variations" section here:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FinalGirl

Or google the phrase "final boy" with some extra keywords to narrow it down to specialist horror sites/forums
posted by Merzbau at 4:26 PM on January 17 [2 favorites]


When I was watching Cabin in the Woods it struck me that the only other cabin-in-the-woods style horror movies I could think of off the top of my head (Evil Dead and Dead Snow) both ended with a single male survivor.
posted by ckape at 4:27 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]


Devil.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:43 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]


The Thing (1982 John Carpenter version)
posted by MoonOrb at 4:44 PM on January 17 [2 favorites]


Cube
posted by The otter lady at 5:04 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]


Came in to say The Thing, but got beaten to it. How about Evil Dead II?
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 5:14 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]


There are two people left alive at the end of The Thing.
posted by Dr. Wu at 5:26 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]


There's at least one person alive at the end of The Thing. The status of the other one is debatable.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 5:31 PM on January 17 [8 favorites]


The Mist
posted by rue72 at 5:40 PM on January 17 [4 favorites]


Could the mods reframe the question to remove the spoilers above the fold?
posted by bibliowench at 5:52 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]


Predator

Doesn't Ana survive too? I remember Arnie sending her to GET TO DA CHOPPAH while he rassles with Mr. Predator.

If you accept more than one final boy, LL Cool J and Thomas Jane both survive at the end of Deep Blue Sea. Also... one of the best deaths ever.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:48 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]


Wolf Creek
posted by mannequito at 7:59 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]


Came in to say the Thomas Jane movie version of Stephen King's THE MIST.

The character of Ben in George Romero's original NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is the sole survivor until the rescue authorities arrive, mistake him for a zombie, and shoot him dead. (Oops.)
posted by jbenben at 9:43 PM on January 17 [1 favorite]


Does it count if you start with all male victim group?

Cooper in Dog Soldiers if so.
posted by pharm at 6:43 AM on January 18 [1 favorite]


Thank you for these answers. It is very helpful to me. Not as movies as I would have guessed...

Also, sorry for putting that information above the fold. I contacted the mods and they made the change.

I'm marking this resolved.
posted by 99percentfake at 11:40 AM on January 21


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