This post first appeared on Quora January 21, 2020

Do you think you can survive a horror movie if it happens to you in reality?

Depends on the type of horror, I suppose! Paranormal? Cosmic horror? Michael Myers?

I’m generally able to think my way out of dangerous situations and act when necessary. I’ve had the misfortune to have been in a few life-threatening situations in my lifetime. So far, I’m doing okay.

I try to be prepared. I’m capable of self-defense and have some wilderness skills. I’m also a city gal who knows her way around.

But the situation would have to be specific in order for me to tell you if I would be Final Girl or First Out.