Genre-slashing The Final Girls trailer is an awesome cliche

Better late than never, right? One of the most talked about genre films of the year goes to Todd Strauss-Schulson’s festival hit The Final Girls, a movie so goddamn ridiculous looking that it could very well end up being one of the most unique movies of the year, despite being fueled by horror tropes. I’m probably not the first person to say this, but The Final Girls looks like the Last Action Hero of horror movies, only good (sorry, 5-year-old me!). 

Although I’m just now getting around to it (the trailer dropped a few days ago), I have to say that this looks like a wonderful little gem, and one that uses its satirical edge to not only poke fun at a cliche-ridden genre, but to use it to its advantage by blending both horror and humor. October can’t get here soon enough!

The Final Girls is out in theaters and VOD this October 9th.

When Max and her friends reluctantly attend an anniversary screening of “Camp Bloodbath,” the infamous ‘80s horror film that starred Max’s late mother, 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 film’s 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?

This genre-blending horror comedy stars Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat with Alexander Ludwig and Nina Dobrev.


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6 thoughts on “Genre-slashing The Final Girls trailer is an awesome cliche

  1. This sounds like an awesome premise! I liked your comparison to Last Action Hero, which I’ve never seen, but now have to.

    You have to admire filmmakers who play with genres and redefine what a movie “can” or “can’t” do. It may not make for a perfect film – whatever that is – but at least they give audiences credit for being willing to try something new.

    1. Exactly. And I think the reason why The Final Girls seems to be such a hit, because it’s not just poking fun at a genre, it’s using the cliches to create a new experience.

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