The Final Girls centres around a young woman grieving the loss of her mother who was a famous scream queen from the 1980s, and then finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s maniacal killer.
The film stars The Vampire Diaries‘ Nina Dobrev, plus Taissa Farmiga, Alexander Ludwig, Malin Akerman, Alia Shawkat, Adam DeVine and Chloe Bridges and it looks pretty good as it subverts the horror genre and throws things upside its head, even if the trailer goes on rather too long, at nearly 3 minutes, making you wonder if you’ve seen the best the film has got to give.
Note also that this movie has nothing to do with the recent Final Girl thriller, but takes the title from the fact that if you hang about with the ‘final girl’ who’s going to stay alive until the very end of the movie then you’ve got the best chance of survival.
The Final Girls is released in the US on October 9th, but has yet to get a UK release date.
Check out the trailer below and click on the above image for the full-size version:
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