Not to be confused with the upcoming horror film Final Girl (which does not look very good), The Final Girls is a charming and clever ode to camp slasher movies, and the first trailer lays that charm on pretty thick. A metatextual homage to classic horror, The Final Girls follows in the footsteps of Scream (but way funnier) and The Cabin in the Woods (but more heartfelt).
The Final Girls
In a couple hours, the ScreenCrush staff will head down to Austin, Texas for the annual celebration of movies, music, and smoked meats known as South by Southwest. The 2015 lineup is one of the strongest in years, and we’ll only be in town for a couple days, so we’ve spent way too many hours studying the lineup and trying to figure out the best way to maximize our time, see as many great films (and eat as much barbecue) as humanly possible. Our extensive research yielded the following list of ten movies we’re dying to see at SXSW 2015; click the link in each title to go to each’s page at SXSW.com, where you’ll find all the details on screening times and locations. In alphabetical order, here’s Screencrush’s 10 most anticipated movies at South by Southwest:
The concept of the horror movie's "final girl" has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years with the aid of movies like 'You're Next' turning the idea on its head, but ABC Family may have the last word in coming to define the term. Iconic horror survivor Jamie Lee Curtis will return to TV to lead ABC Family's new horror drama 'The Final Girls,' but what could such a family-friendly series do with the concept?