First Trailer For ‘The Final Girls’ Is Meta Horror Madness


If you’re the kind of person who believes The Cabin In The Woods is one of the better films of the last decade then Christmas has come early for you this year. The Final Girls promises to deliver meta horror-comedy in a way so wonderfully twisted you’ll be chomping at the bit for the full feature before the newly released trailer is half complete. It looks that good.

When Max (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends reluctantly attend a screening of Camp Bloodbath, an infamous ‘80s cult horror film that starred Max’s late mother (Malin Akerman), they are accidentally sucked into the silver screen. They soon realize they’re trapped inside the movie and must team up with the horny, regan-era idiot “Camp Bloodbath” counselors–including Max’s mom as the shy scream queen–to battle the film’s machete-wielding killer, Billy Murphy. Face to face with her mother for the first time in years, Max has a second chance not only to see her, but to save her, and with the help of her friends, get back home before Billy kills them all.

The Final Girls features a cast of notable young basic cable stars, including Workaholics star Adam DeVine and Silicon Valley lead Thomas Middleditch, as well as Alia Shawkat, Angela Trimbur, Alexander Ludwig and Nina Dobrev. The film premiered at SXSW and is currently scheduled for release on October 9, which makes it the perfect date night adventure for Halloween 2015. You can view the film’s first trailer below.

Meta storytelling is a lot easier in theory than execution, but early word on The Final Girls has been strong since day one. Our fingers are crossed the film is as good as the footage below, but right now we just don’t know. Comment below and let us know your first impressions.

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