SLAY BELLES: HEROINES OF HOLIDAY HORROR 2022!

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SLAY BELLES: HEROINES OF HOLIDAY HORROR 2022!

The holiday season is here and sometimes it seems there are more Christmas themed horrors than ones set on Halloween. But if there is a gift these holiday horrors bring, it’s a bevy of cuties and foxy final girls to warm our hearts like chestnuts roasting over an open fire. So without further ado, here are some of holiday horror’s hottest heroines!…

(Click on the highlighted titles and movie posters to get to our reviews and on the gallery photos to get a better look at the slay belles!)

Black Christmas (1974)

Black Christmas is one of the original modern slasher films and graced us with the beautiful Olivia Hussey as final girl Jess and a pre-Superman Margot Kidder as sexy, saucy Barb!

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Silent Night, Deadly Night is another Christmas horror classic and this film has it’s shares of beauties as well. Sexy blonde Tara Buckman plays killer Billy’s mom Ellie, Toni Nero plays his work crush, Pamela and legendary scream queen Linnea Quigley plays the hot ill-fated babysitter Denise!

Black Christmas (2006)

Black Christmas 2006 wins the award for most holiday honies in one movie. Remake of the 1974 classic has a bevy of beautiful sorority sisters to melt any snowman…

SILENT NIGHT (2012)

This quasi-remake has a few cuties of its own. It has My Bloody Valentine 2009’s Jaime King as pretty deputy Aubrey Bradimore, Scott Pilgram’s Ellen Wong as adorable police station receptionist Brenda and Zombeaver’s Cortney Palm as ill-fated adult movie actress Maria.

BETTER WATCH OUT (2016)

Next up, Olivia DeJonge as embattled, yuletide babysitter, Ashley from the twisted Christmas thriller, Better Watch Out!

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BLACK CHRISTMAS (2019)

Next up, Imogen Poots as Riley Stone in yet another Black Christmas remake!

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CHRISTMAS BLOODY CHRISTMAS (2022)

We finish up this year’s look at festive final girls, Christmas cuties and sexy slay belles with a look at one of the latest to join the holiday fun, Riley Dandy as Santa-bot gone awry battling Tori in Christmas Bloody Christmas!


HAPPY HOLIDAYSfrom MONSTERZERO NJ’S MOVIE MADHOUSE!

-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S FINAL GIRL/BAD GIRL OF THE YEAR 2022!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S FINAL GIRL/BAD GIRL OF THE YEAR 2022!

It’s HalloweenūüéÉ!…and as it has become tradition, it’s time to announce MonsterZero NJ’s Final Girl of the Year!…an actress that has not only captured our hearts, but gotten our attention with a strong performance, in the traditional role of horror final girl!…
…and this year, our Final Girl of the Year 2022 is also our bad girl of the year too!…

So, without further ado, our winner for 2022 is…

MIA GOTH!

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Mia Goth plays both final girl and villain with an amazing dual performance in Ti West’s X and again as Pearl in its¬†prequel Pearl!

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Mia Goth as Maxine and Pearl in X!

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Mia Goth as Maxine. A pretty young woman with big dreams and stars in her eyes!

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Mia Goth as Pearl, a lonely old woman with dark secrets and darker desires.

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Pearl is also very dangerous!

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…But so is Maxine when provoked!

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…and Mia Goth as Pearl in Pearl

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Goth as Pearl. A young woman with big dreams and stars in her eyes!

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Dreams that unfortunately get shattered!

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This brings out the worst in the young country girl!

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And a demented killer is born and so is a stunning performance!

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This year was an easy choice as Goth was simply amazing in not one but two roles, in not one but two films! As the tough porn star wannabe Maxine, and the demented product of broken dreams Pearl, she was outstanding. A third film is on the way from Ti West centering on Maxine, and we can’t wait to see it!

-MonsterZero NJ

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(And don’t forget to check out our previous¬†Halloween Hotties by simply going to our Halloween Hotties main page!)

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S HARDEST WORKING ACTRESS IN HORROR!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S HARDEST WORKING ACTRESS IN HORROR!…

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JENNA ORTEGA!

This latest installment of¬†Halloween Hotties features an up-and-coming Latina actress who has become a familiar and beloved face to the horror community! Jenna Ortega has been acting since she was ten years-old and over the last decade has made quite an impression with her versatile performances. Lately she has been appearing in quite a few horror-centric projects and we couldn’t be happier! 2022 has proven to be her most prolific year yet with no less than five horror themed roles! Her banner year of horror started with Scream (2022), then The Foo Fighters’ horror/comedy Studio 666, along with Ti West’s hit indie horror flick X. She also appeared in American Carnage and will be playing the title character in Tim Burton’s upcoming Addams Family spin-off series Wednesday, streaming on Netflix starting November 23rd! WOW, Jenna!
(Click on the highlighted links to read reviews of the films covered here that Jenna Ortega has appeared in)

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Scream (2022)

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Jenna Ortega gets that phone call as Tara, in the horror “requel” Scream (2022).

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STUDIO 666 (2022)

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As Skye, in the Foo Fighter’s recently released horror/comedy Studio 666.

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X (2022)

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As “Church Mouse” Lorraine, in Ti West’s hit 70s set indie horror flick X.

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AMERICAN CARNAGE (2022)

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Ortega as tough girl Camila Montes in American Carnage!

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WEDNESDAY (2022)

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Jenna Ortega is the first Latina to play this classic role in the upcoming Tim Burton/Netflix series Wednesday!

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Jenna Ortega shows no sign of slowing down with new projects already in various phases of production, including next year’s Scream 6! With four horror films and one spooky series in 2022 alone, it does make this talented young lady the hardest working actress in horror!

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And don’t forget to check out our previous¬†Halloween Hotties¬†profiles…just click on the following link to head over to the Halloween¬†Hotties¬†listings!)

-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S FINAL GIRL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2022 RUNNER UP!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S FINAL GIRL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2022 RUNNER UP!

This year’s MonsterZero NJ’s Final Girl Rookie of the Year was the talented Amber Midthunder from Prey…but…there is another actress who blew us away with her impressive late entry into the 2022 horror arena in the gore-tastic sequel Terrifier 2, that opened just this October! She plays Sienna Shaw a girl who catches Art the Clown’s (David Howard Thornton) attention in the worst way. She was so awesome in her very first feature horror film that we had to create a runner up spot to give her a shout out! So here is MonsterZero NJ’s Final Girl Rookie of the Year runner Up…

LAUREN LaVERA!

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LAUREN LaVERA as SIENNA in TERRIFIER 2!

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Sienna has gotten Art the Clown’s attention in the worst way!

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The sadistic clown even haunts her dreams turning them into nightmares!

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Sienna may be dressed as a warrior this Halloween, but she’ll have to fight like one, too!

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What horrors await Sienna on this All Hallows Eve!?

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What cruel fate does Art have in store for her?…

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…or SHE for HIM!!!

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Lauren LaVera! A beautiful and talented actress we want to see more of!

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There’s no telling where this beautiful and talented actress will show up next! The surprise theatrical success of Terrifier 2 has gotten her much deserved attention and she appears to have a few projects currently in the works! Hopefully she’ll return to the horror soon, as she made a kick-ass final girl!

-MonsterZero NJ

And don’t forget to check out our previous Halloween Hotties!

Head over to the Halloween Hotties listings! to read them all!)

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S FINAL GIRL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2022!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S FINAL GIRL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2022!

This year’s MonsterZero NJ’s Final Girl Rookie of the Year is a relatively new girl on the block, though technically not a total rookie. She did appear in the 2018 cyber stalker chiller 14¬†Cameras,¬†but her character was more of a damsel in distress. This Native American actress made a huge impression this year in her final girl debut in Prey as Naru, a young Comanche tribeswoman who has the heart of a warrior! When a strange creature starts stalking and killing her fellow tribe members, Naru vows to hunt and destroy this unknown “Predator”. While the iconic Predator franchise is more sci-fi than horror, Amber was so ass-kickingly awesome we couldn’t not nominate her on such a thin technicality! So, without further ado…MonsterZero NJ’s Final Girl Rookie of the Year 2022…

AMBER MIDTHUNDER!

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 AMBER MIDTHUNDER as NARU in PREY!

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Amber Midthunder as Naru, a young Comanche woman with the heart of a warrior!

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Naru discovers a horrifying new “Predator” that has come to hunt in her tribal lands!

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Disbelieved by her tribe, Naru vows to track and kill this hunter along with loyal dog Sarii (Coco)!

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Many have fallen before this strange hunter, but Naru is not afraid!

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Naru draws blood against the hunter that fell from the sky!

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¬†BONUS: Amber Midthunder’s Danielle, a pretty girl having gotten the wrong attention in 14 Cameras.

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Amber Midthunder! A beautiful and talented actress we want to see more of!

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There’s no telling where this beautiful and talented actress will show up next. She has been acting since she was only 4 years-old! Prey has gotten her much deserved attention and she appears to have a few projects currently in the works! Hopefully she’ll return to the horror or sci-fi genres soon, as she made a kick-ass final girl!

-MonsterZero NJ

And don’t forget to check out our previous¬†Halloween Hotties!

Head over to the Halloween Hotties listings! to read them all!)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEW QUEEN OF HORROR JENNA ORTEGA!

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Jenna Ortega as Wednesday in Tim Burton’s upcoming Netflix series!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEW QUEEN OF HORROR JENNA ORTEGA!

New queen of horror Jenna Ortega turns 20 years young today and we here at MonsterZero NJ’s Movie Madhouse wish this busy and talented actress a very happy birthday!

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And don’t forget to check out our previous¬†Halloween Hotties¬†profiles…just click on the following link to head over to the Halloween¬†Hotties¬†listings!)

-MonsterZero NJ

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HALLOWEEN HOTTIES: IS JENNA ORTEGA THE NEW QUEEN OF HORROR?

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IS JENNA ORTEGA THE NEW QUEEN OF HORROR?

This latest installment of¬†Halloween Hotties features an up-and-coming Latina actress who has recently taken the horror community by storm, with her roles in the hit “requel” Scream (2022) and the Netflix horror/comedy The Babysitter: Killer Queen. Jenna Ortega has been acting since she was ten years-old and in just nine years has built quite a resume of various roles. Lately she has been appearing in numerous horror themed projects and we couldn’t be happier! She first got a taste of the spooky at only eleven years-old starring in Nickelodeon’s Deadtime Stories mini-series and then later on in season 2 of Netflix’s psychodrama You. She then went full blown horror with Killer Queen, following it up with three titles in 2022, Scream (2022), The Foo Fighters’ horror/comedy Studio 666, and Ti West’s upcoming horror flick X. She’ll also be playing the title character in Tim Burton’s upcoming Addams Family spin-off Wednesday on Netflix, possibly releasing sometime later this year. Is Jenna Ortega the new queen of horror!?…only time will tell, but we hope so!
(Click on the highlighted links to read reviews of the films covered here that Jenna Ortega has appeared in)

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THE BABYSITTER: KILLER QUEEN (2020)

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As tough-girl and rebel Phobe, in the horror/comedy sequel The Babysitter: Killer Queen!

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Scream (2022)

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Jenna Ortega in a tight spot as Tara, in the horror “requel” Scream (2022).

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STUDIO 666 (2022)

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As Skye, in the Foo Fighter’s recently released horror/comedy Studio 666.

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X (2022)

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As Lorraine, in Ti West’s upcoming 70s set horror flick X.

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As an actress excited to be the first Latina to play this classic role!

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There’s no telling where this versatile and talented actress will show up next. She shows no sign of slowing down with new projects already in various phases of production! We can only hope she will return to horror soon! For now, her body of work, especially having three horror titles in one year‚ÄĒand it’s only March‚ÄĒputs her in the running as one of horror’s new queens!

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And don’t forget to check out our previous¬†Halloween Hotties¬†profiles…just click on the following link to head over to the Halloween¬†Hotties¬†listings!)

-MonsterZero NJ

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SLAY BELLES: HEROINES OF HOLIDAY HORROR 2021!

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SLAY BELLES: HEROINES OF HOLIDAY HORROR 2021!

The holiday season is here and sometimes it seems there are more Christmas themed horrors than ones set on Halloween. But if there is a gift these holiday horrors bring, it’s a bevy of cuties and foxy final girls to warm our hearts like chestnuts roasting over an open fire. So without further ado, here are some of holiday horror’s hottest heroines!…

(Click on the highlighted titles and movie posters to get to our reviews and on the gallery photos to get a better look at the slay belles!)

Black Christmas (1974)

Black Christmas is one of the original modern slasher films and graced us with the beautiful Olivia Hussey as final girl Jess and a pre-Superman Margot Kidder as sexy, saucy Barb!

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Silent Night, Deadly Night is another Christmas horror classic and this film has it’s shares of beauties as well. Sexy blonde Tara Buckman plays killer Billy’s mom Ellie, Toni Nero plays his work crush, Pamela and legendary scream queen Linnea Quigley plays the hot ill-fated babysitter Denise!

Black Christmas (2006)

Black Christmas 2006 wins the award for most holiday honies in one movie. Remake of the 1974 classic has a bevy of beautiful sorority sisters to melt any snowman…

SILENT NIGHT (2012)

This quasi-remake has a few cuties of its own. It has My Bloody Valentine 2009’s Jaime King as pretty deputy Aubrey Bradimore, Scott Pilgram’s Ellen Wong as adorable police station receptionist Brenda and Zombeaver’s Cortney Palm as ill-fated adult movie actress Maria.

BETTER WATCH OUT (2016)

Next up, Olivia DeJonge as embattled, yuletide babysitter, Ashley from the twisted Christmas thriller, Better Watch Out!

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BLACK CHRISTMAS (2019)

We finish up this look at festive final girls, Christmas cuties and sexy slay belles with a look at one of the latest to join the holiday fun, Imogen Poots as Riley Stone in yet another Black Christmas remake!

HAPPY HOLIDAYSfrom MONSTERZERO NJ’S MOVIE MADHOUSE

-MonsterZero NJ

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HALLOWEEN HOTTIES: FINAL GIRL OF THE YEAR 2021!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S HALLOWEEN HOTTIES: FINAL GIRL OF THE YEAR 2021!

It’s HalloweenūüéÉ!…and as it has become tradition, it’s time to announce MonsterZero NJ’s Halloween Hottie’s Final Girl of the Year!…an actress that has not only captured our hearts, but gotten our attention with a strong performance, in the traditional role of horror final girl!…
…and our Halloween Hotties: Final Girl of the Year 2021 is…

…A TIE!!!

It was was too hard to pick between these two talented ladies, so I am going with both! Without further ado, our dual winners for 2021 are…

Kiana Madeira…

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Kiana Madeira From Fear Street part 1, part 2 and Part 3!

Talented Canadian actress Kiana Madeira is no stranger to horror, but certainly got the attention of genre fans in Netflix’s Fear Street Trilogy, based on the books of R.L. Stine. Not only did this versatile actress play the tough and resourceful teen Deena, but the ‚ÄúFier Witch‚ÄĚ herself, Sarah Fier, when the third entry had Deena reliving Fier’s final days through her eyes. Not only playing our final girl, but the villainous witch‚ÄĒor was she?‚ÄĒas well!

Kiana Madeira as Deena in the Fear Street Trilogy!

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Headstrong student Deena must confront a witch’s curse to save the ones she loves!

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Deena vows to save her friends and must look to the past to find answers to the terrifying events of the present.

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Reliving Sarah Fier’s final days through her eyes brings some horrifying revelations!

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Deena must put her own life on the line in a final confrontation with evil.

…and our second winner, Rosa Salazar!

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Rosa Salazar from Brand New Cherry Flavor!

Canadian actress Rosa Salazar came to the attention of movie fans in the Maze Runner films and with a wonderfully emotion filled performance doing motion capture and vocals for droid Alita in Alita: Battle Angel! She really knocked our spooky socks off, though, with her performance in the creepy, weird Netflix series Brand New Cherry Flavor. The talented actress plays ambitious, young filmmaker Lisa Nova, a woman who gets involved with sleazy producers, witches and black magic when seeking fame, fortune and revenge in Hollywood! It’s a layered and emotion filled performance as back stabbing producers and eccentric witches are not the only ones with secrets.

Rosa Salazar as Lisa Nova in Brand New Cherry Flavor

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Lisa Nova, a hot new director headed to Hollywood where dreams can be fulfilled or shattered!

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Lisa gets mixed up with sleazy producers, witches and black magic fueled revenge!

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Be careful what you wish for is a lesson Lisa learns the hard way.

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Will this nightmare ever end for Lisa Nova?

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This year was, again, a tough choice…or maybe MonsterZero NJ is just an old softie when it comes to final girls. Both these ladies were great in their roles and really brought it as their respective film’s lead! Great work ladies and we hope we’ll be seeing more of you in our favorite genre!

-MonsterZero NJ

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(And don’t forget to check out our previous Halloween Hotties by simply going to our Halloween Hotties main page!)

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HALLOWEEN HOTTIES: ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2021!

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HALLOWEEN HOTTIES: ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2021!

This newest installment of¬†Halloween Hotties features a relatively new girl on the block, though technically not a total rookie. She did appear in 10 episodes of season 2 of AMC’s The Terror series in 2019, but didn’t get her first lead role in a horror movie till the 2021 Netflix original No One Gets Out Alive. The Mexican born actress made an impression in her final girl debut as Ambar, an undocumented immigrant, who has moved into the wrong boarding house. The actress displayed some strong final girl/heroine qualifications, gave the role some nice emotional resonance and did some major ass-kicking! So without further ado…MonsterZero NJ’s Halloween Hotties¬†rookie of the year 2021 is…

CRISTINA RODLO!

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 CRISTINA RODLO as AMBAR in NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE!

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Cristina as Ambar, an undocumented immigrant just looking to make a living.

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Harassed at work and taken advantage of, may be the least of Ambar’s problems!

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Something very wrong is going on at this boarding house!

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This was not part of the rental agreement!

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Cristina’s Ambar is a tough girl who won’t give up without a fight!

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There’s no telling where this beautiful and talented actress will show up next. She seems to keep busy and has been acting steadily since 2008.¬†Hopefully she’ll return to the horror genre soon, as she made a kick-ass final girl!

-MonsterZero NJ

And don’t forget to check out our previous¬†Halloween Hotties!

Head over to the Halloween Hotties listings! to read them all!)

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