Which US President Would Make The Best Final Girl?

List Rules

Vote up the presidents who could fight their way out of a horror film as hard as the best final girls; vote down the ones who wouldn't make it to the credits.

Whether it's Laurie from Halloween, Nancy from Nightmare on Elm Street, or Sally from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the horror community loves its final girls. The "final girl," of course, is the trope in which the last character standing in a slasher film is a girl-next-door kind of character who's resourceful enough to take on the killer and live.

It's a pattern that has been praised, criticized, subverted, and parodied over the years, but one thing that remains certain is that it's here to stay - so perhaps it's time for yet another parody.

Which president do you want to see fighting for their life in a slasher film, blood-spattered, running through the woods in a skimpy outfit, dropping weapons left and right, but somehow always making it out alive? Vote up the candidates who would survive for the low-budget sequel, and vote down the ones who just don't stand a chance against their film's masked killer.

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  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Dec. at 60 (1858-1919)
    91 votes
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Presidency: 26
    • V.P.: Charles W. Fairbanks
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Police officer, Historian, Conservationist
  • George Washington
    Dec. at 67 (1732-1799)
    71 votes
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
    • Presidency: 1
    • V.P.: John Adams
    • Profession: Surveyor, Politician, Soldier, Military Officer, Farmer
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Dec. at 56 (1809-1865)
    61 votes
    • Birthplace: Hodgenville, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Presidency: 16
    • V.P.: Andrew Johnson, Hannibal Hamlin
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Lawyer
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dec. at 78 (1890-1969)
    64 votes
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Denison
    • Presidency: 34
    • V.P.: Richard Nixon
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier
  • John F. Kennedy
    Dec. at 46 (1917-1963)
    64 votes
    • Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
    • Presidency: 35
    • V.P.: Lyndon B. Johnson
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier, Screenwriter, Military Officer, Author
  • Ulysses S. Grant
    Dec. at 63 (1822-1885)
    50 votes
    • Birthplace: Clermont County, Ohio, United States of America, United States, with Territories
    • Presidency: 18
    • V.P.: Schuyler Colfax, Henry Wilson
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier, Military Officer