Todd Strauss-Schulson hasn’t directed a film since his debut, “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas,” but that didn’t really light up the box office like many thought it might. Instead, he’s staying in the world of comedy, but pivoting to include elements of the horror genre. His latest, “The Final Girls,” has quite the cast and stars Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Alexander Ludwig, Nina Dobrev, Alia Shawkat, Thomas Middleditch, and Adam Devine. Here’s the official synopsis:
The Final Girls is an unconventional comedy about Max, a high school senior, who is mysteriously transported with her friends into a 1980s horror film that starred Max’s mother, a celebrated scream queen. Trapped inside the movie, Max finds herself reunited with her mom, who she lost in real life. Together with Max’s friends, they must fend off the camp counselors’ raging hormones, battle a deranged machete-wielding killer and find a way to escape the movie and make it back home.
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“The Final Girls” premiered earlier this year at the SXSW Film Festival and will make its Canadian premiere in the Midnight Madness section of the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. The movie comes out on a TBD October date, presumably around Halloween. Watch the first trailer below.