The gang here tends to hold movie nights here and there to watch certain films together so that we can all have that feeling of well this movie was good or this movie was bad. Things that can be picked apart or praised. The movie in question for this review is The Final Girls. A comedic look at the slasher genre all while still being and playing off of the traditional slasher elements in the film.
Max, recently orphaned, goes to see a screening of a B-horror movie that her mother made 20 years earlier. When Max and her friends find themselves in the world of the film itself, they must apply their knowledge of horror tropes to survive.
The film follows our main character Max as she deals with the evident death of her cult icon star mother. She is talked into going to a film fest that features her mother in one of the films and tragedy ensues at this event and she is thrown into the movie world with a few friends and they must figure out how they can get out of this nightmare and possibly even survive it. What follows is tough decisions and choices that determine how the movie ends. A flashback to the origin of the films killer gives some details and allows the cast to try a way to end it all but what happens it down right comedic and needs to be seen.
So this is where I tell you what I think. The film opens up like any movie that makes you wonder if this film is going to be crap and a disappointment. But right after its huge shocking moment in the beginning and evident thrust into the movie world that easily could a similar angle like Last Action Hero did. The film lands on its feet and starts running out the gate, leaving you wanting more and more. The film is very well done and deserves to be seen because its a clear nod to the 80's slasher film and though it pokes fun at it you have to understand that back then they had to figure that later on life this is what was going to happen when the references were going to caught onto. So do yourself a favor and go grab this film and have fun with it. I'm going to go now and listen to "Betty Davis Eyes" or "Cruel Summer" now til I get sick of them.
reviewed by Bucky