Todd Strauss-Schulson’s THE FINAL GIRLS was met with glowing reviews after its premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, a dark comedy that looks like LAST ACTION HERO for slasher fans. I love when a horror film is self-aware for the right reasons, there’s a lot of fun to be had when it comes to making fun of the genre’s cliches because there are just so many of them. We have the first clip from THE FINAL GIRLS that delves into the very moment our heroes/victims find out they’ve been trapped inside a horror movie from the 80s. Dig it!
THE FINAL GIRLS follows…
Max is a high school senior who is mysteriously transported with her friends into a 1980s horror film that starred Max’s celebrated scream queen mother. Trapped inside the movie, Max finds herself reunited with her mom, who she lost in real life. Together with Max’s friends, they must fend off the camp counselors’ raging hormones, battle a deranged machete-wielding killer and find a way to escape the movie and make it back home.
THE FINAL GIRLS stars Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Thomas Middleditch, Adam DeVine and Nina Dobrev.