Did you ever think you could survive a horror movie? Surely if you knew you were in it you’d be able to one up the killer and escape alive? It may not be that easy. At least not according to The Final Girls.
The Final Girls is a self-aware horror comedy about a group of friends who get stuck in an slasher flick called “Camp Bloodbath”, a film our protagonists mother starred in before she died. “Camp Bloodbath” is a not so subtle reference to Camp Crystal Lake in the Friday The 13th series. Don’t worry, that will not be the last reference to classic horror tropes of the 80’s. But, I don’t want to spoil those for you, just watch the movie… The Final Girls has a fantastic cast of young talent made even better by a hilarious, clever and shockingly touching script. The Goal? Be the final girl, a horror trope in it’s own right, kill the baddy and escape.
I loved this movie, my wife even liked it! It has a way of implying death and nudity, all the tropes of 80’s horror, without needing to show it. It puts such an interesting spin on so man horror cliches that it makes you appreciate them again while laughing at the directors ingenuity. Whether you’re a fan of horror or not I think you can find something to like in The Final Girls. I know we did.