Women in peril A girl runs in the forest, or on a dark street/alley. She trips, turns ... no one's there. Turns back ... and there's the killer/boyfriend/monster. History is filled with these women in peril, most notably in horror films like "Friday the 13th" or "Halloween," but also in mainstream cinema. But the women in peril became ... Woman empowered Ripley, Buffy and Charlie's Angels ... the list keeps growing. Jodie Foster in "The Brave One" brought a female vigilante to the forefront recently, and Michael Myers' sister blew his head off in Rob Zombie's version of "Halloween." Next up: Angelina Jolie's assassin in "Wanted" and the return of Agent Scully (Gillian Anderson) in "X-Files."
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