Taissa Farmiga headlines an ensemble cast that includes Nina Dobrov, Alexander Ludwig and Malin Ackerman in The Final Girls, a film that is both a horror story and a comedy.
A young lady, Max Cartwright (played by Taissa Farmiga), goes with her friends to see a “B” horror movie (from twenty years ago) that starred her now-deceased, former scream queen mother (played by Malin Ackerman).
The friends are mysteriously “transported” into the movie where mother and daughter are reunited and must battle the film’s resident homicidal maniac.
The film was directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, whose last feature-film (his first), in between helming episodic television, was A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas.
In screenings and film festivals, The Final Girls garnered positive critical reviews with some critics comparing it to movies like Scream or The Cabin in The Woods.
Dennis Harvey, in reviewing the film for Variety, calls the movie “good fun” for fans of the genre.
in a limited cinema release and Video on Demand, starting October 9th.
Taissa Farmiga appears this fall in the police drama Wicked City as well as the western drama, In A Valley of Violence, set for release next year.