... you can learn from:
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
"Maybe I should just pick up that bottle
and veg out with you; ignore everything going on
around me by getting good and loaded."
Heather Langencamp, whose place is assured in the top tier of all the Final Girls - her Nancy's about as tough a fighter as you'll find, clever and determined and smart enough to know a good thing when it wears a half-shirt...
And yeah Krueger gets all the attention, the dolls and the Halloween costumes, but that original movie is like 75% Nancy (leaving 5% for Nancy's drunk mother played to sloshed perfection by Ronee Blakeley, 3% Johnny Depp in a half-shirt, 2% Jsu Garcia in tighty-whities, and whatever's left is Freddy) and you're there with her the whole time. "SCREW YOUR PASS!" I love Nancy. It's why she got trotted out two more times in Part 3 and the terrific New Nightmare - we all love Nancy.