First Trailer For ‘Final Girl’ Literally Shows You The Entire Movie In 60 Seconds…

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That’s not an exaggeration. Photographer Tyler Shields makes his directorial debut with Final Girl, and he’s opted to show you a condensed 60 second version of the entire film in this trailer (via Yahoo). It’s a bold move and I’m curious to see what you think.

Loner Veronica is new to school, shy and vulnerable the perfect target for a group of teenage boys who lure girls into the woods to hunt and kill them for sport. It’s only after they get her alone that she turns the tables on them, escaping and revealing she’s armed and knows how to defend herself. Little do they know, Veronica is an assassin-in-training, and she’s chosen killing these boys as her final test. When the dust clears, Veronica will find out if she can be the final girl these boys ever have a chance to hurt.” Abigail Breslin, Alexander Ludwig, Wes Bentley, Logan Huffman, Michael Trevino, Connor Paolo, Francesca Eastwood and Michael Trevino all star.

Head inside to check it out!

 
  • Aaron Emery

    Interesting technique, terrible trailer. When I watch a trailer I like to get a hint of what the movie is about, not see spoiler-ish shots with no context. I really dig the simplicity of the poster though.

    • lovezoid

      Poster is definitely an homage to ‘I Spit on Your Grave’ poster

      • dr.lamb

        But is that really the backside of Abigail Breslin ?

  • Kroork

    I wanted to see this. The plot seemed Fantastic. This trailer has ruined any desire I had to see the film though . Wasn’t interested at all with what I saw

  • WalkingDeadGuy

    I appreciate the originality, but I’m not very excited to watch the movie after seeing this trailer. It makes the movie look like a black-comedy. For whatever reason I got the same vibe as when I first saw the trailer for ‘Funny Games’.

  • Zombie-Killa

    I like the premise, and the poster is SICK. Cool idea for the trailer, but when you actually see it, it looks awful.

  • dr.lamb

    I am a little fed up with the wave of horror movies with socio-critical “realistic” undertones. They were fine and all, but I have enough now. Bring on the monsters, demons etc.
    At the core every horror movie is about the evil in man/woman, but they should return to a more abstract handling of this trope now, I think (f.e. like “Hellraiser”).

    • DeadInHell

      A man after my own heart.

      Most of what I do on this site is complain, but it’s only because the genres and tropes that I love have been abandoned in favor of dull torture porn and the like. I’m tired of the whole “turns out it’s man” thing we’ve got going lately. A guy torturing and murdering a girl for sport over the period of an hour and a half isn’t compelling entertainment for me. It’s barely even horror.

      There are so many classic horror films…Hellraiser, Phantasm, Evil Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, An American Werewolf in London, etc. Why is it that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is the only template we continue to use and abuse? Let’s open it up a little. And not just for lame ass ghost stories written or produced by the SAW team. Let’s get some demons and monsters back in here, dammit.

      • dr.lamb

        Good to know I am not alone. When has the horror genre became so bitter ?

  • twisted

    Isn’t the same “Oh shit girl’s got skills” premise as You’re Next? The trailer concept was a fail.

    • DeadInHell

      Agreed on the trailer thing, but…is it really so wrong for a similar premise to show up in more than one film? Especially when it’s something a little different from the norm? I mean, I was just reading the comments for the Wolf Creek 2 article and the stark, ridiculous unoriginality of that plot (super derp kills screaming whelps on vacation) never seems to bother horror fans.

      Personally, I’m all for the genre running with some new plot threads for once. Horror has become incredibly tiresome.

  • Pali-Azzar

    I don’t think it worked, either.

    I have seen 2 1/2 minute trailers that practically DO show the entire movie, starting at the beginning with a voiceover explaining the plot as we walk through the entire thing.

    Trailers should be about a minute long and show scenes in a random order so nothing is given away.

  • DeadInHell

    I didn’t watch the trailer because it’s…the worst idea. I spend most of my time trying to avoid spoilers for things that seem promising, as I’m sure many others do, and I’m not usually into ruining a movie for myself unless I already decided I’ll never watch it.

  • flesheater24

    pretty sweet trailer and even though it was the entire movie in 60seconds it still didn’t spoil anything which is pretty weird. LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/msaez3 Manuel Saez

    Wow, that trailer was almost embarrassingly bad; if you can’t pick a few scenes to give a potential viewer a reason to watch the film, I fear for the final product. I am still interested in watching it, but now I think I’ll wait for it on Netflix instead of watching it in a theater.