There's a celebration going on in February that doesn't require you to sell your soul to the Hallmark gods in order to prove your worth. Flowers and candy only last a little while, but women in the horror genre have been around forever. Artist and writer Hannah Neurotica is a Jill of all trades, but her most recent claim to fame is the introduction of February as Women in Horror Month. This is the second year that people across the globe are celebrating the feminine in fear -- recognizing the work of scream queens, directors, writers, effects artists and everyone in between.

Please visit Hannah's website to find out about how you can help raise awareness and shed light on a genre that is progressively changing. She's listing all the events taking place on the interwebs and in your area all month long.

After the jump, celebrate Women in Horror Month with us by checking out a list of our favorite final girls (in no particular order). Feel free to share your picks in the comments section. In many ways the final girl is the ultimate symbol of a strong woman, because no matter what the killer tries to do, she refuses to be broken. Some of the most unlikely characters end up as final girls after going through a transformation and confronting their fears. Others you can spot a mile away -- particularly if she's the girl avoiding drinking, drugs and sex (a fast way to send yourself to the chopping block). No matter how you slice it, the final girl is who you want on your side when faced with the knife-wielding weirdo. She reigns supreme.

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Friday the 13th, Part 2
R1981
In Theaters on May 1st, 1981

Jason is waiting for another batch of teens (Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King). Read More

January 13, 2017
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Evil Dead Trap
Not Yet Rated1988
In Theaters on January 1st, 1988

A talk-show hostess (Miyuki Ono) and her crew investigate when she receives a graphic snuff video. Read More

Hellraiser
R1987
In Theaters on September 18th, 1987

A puzzle's power destroys a family (Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence). Read More

Halloween
R1978
Based on 11 critics

An escaped masked killer stalks a baby sitter (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her friends on Halloween. Read More

Scream
R1996
Based on 25 critics

A psycho killer targets a past victim's daughter (Neve Campbell). Read More

December 8, 2016
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Alien
R1979
Based on 22 critics

A merciless horror stalks the crew (Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver) of a deep-space freighter. Read More

A Nightmare on Elm Street
R1984
Based on 6 critics

Freddy Krueger, a badly burned boogeyman with razors on his glove, haunts teens in their dreams. Read More