The first trailer for one of my favorite films of SXSW 2015 has arrived! The Final Girls stars Taissa Farmiga as Max, the daughter of the late iconic scream queen Amanda Cartwright (Malin Akerman). When a special screening of the movie that made her mother a star goes awry, Max and her friends are forced to walk through the screen and wind up in Camp Bloodbath.
If you’re a diehard slasher movie fan, The Final Girls is a must-see. The scenario is absolutely packed with genre tropes, and paired with director Todd Strauss-Schulson‘s standout style and M. A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller‘s insanely clever script, the combination makes for an especially entertaining and nostalgic spoof that can stand on its own as well.
Check out The Final Girls trailer for yourself below and click here for my full review. The film hits theaters and iTunes on October 9th and also stars Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Alexander Ludwig and Nina Dobrev.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Final Girls:
When Max (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends reluctantly attend an anniversary screening of Camp Bloodbath, the infamous 80s horror film that starred Max’s late mother (Malin Akerman), they are mysteriously sucked into the silver screen. They soon realize they are trapped inside the cult classic movie and must team up with the fictional and ill-fated camp counselors, including Max’s mom as the scream queen, to battle the films machete-wielding killer. With the body count rising in scene after iconic scene, who will be the final girls left standing and live to escape this film? THE FINAL GIRLS is a genre-blending horror comedy also starring Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat with Alexander Ludwig and Nina Dobrev.