Todd Strauss-Schulson’s The Final Girls has received overwhelmingly positive reviews coming out of SXSW. The comedy plays with the conceits of traditional ’80s slashers by literally deconstructing them from the inside out. I’m really digging the vibe of this freshly released first clip that features a group of young actors best known for comedies like Silicon Valley, Arrested Development, and Workaholics.
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.