SPECTREFEST: The Final Girls (w/ Dir. Todd Strauss-Schulson, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Angela Trimbur, M.A. Fortin & Joshua John Miller in person!)

Taissa Farmiga plays the daughter of a legendary scream queen known for a nominal role in a supremely campy 80s slasher; Camp Bloodbath. She is still trying to get over the untimely death of her mother, when a local programmer decides to show the film and invite her to be a guest at the screening. Everything goes awry, and our teenagers end up inside the film.

It quickly becomes apparent that this is far more than its high concept might suggest. What could have easily become an exhausting pastiche throwback film, reveals itself as an infections, joyous love letter to the genre and perhaps more surprising, a highly emotional story about love, loss and how humans learn to deal when life becomes a horror film.

Dir. Todd Strauss-Schulson, 2015, DCP, 88 min.

Watch the trailer!