The Final Girls is a 2015 American slasher comedy film, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson and written by M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller. The film stars Taissa Farmiga and Malin Åkerman, with supporting performances from Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Alexander Ludwig, Nina Dobrev, Chloe Bridges, and Angela Trimbur. The plot follows a group of college students who are transported into a 1986 slasher film called Camp Bloodbath.
The film had its world premiere on March 13, 2015 at South by Southwest. It then screened at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on September 19, 2015. It was released in the United States on October 9, 2015 in a limited release and through video on demand by Stage 6 Films and Vertical Entertainment.
Max Cartwright (Taissa Farmiga) waits in the car while her actress mother, Amanda (Malin Åkerman), auditions for a film. When she returns, Amanda complains that, for the rest of her career, she’ll be known for her role as scream queen Nancy in the 1986 slasher film Camp Bloodbath, now a cult classic. On the way home, the two get into a car accident, leaving Max as the only survivor.
Three years later, on the anniversary of her mom’s death, Max studies with her best friend Gertie (Alia Shawkat) and crush Chris (Alexander Ludwig). Gertie’s stepbrother Duncan (Thomas Middleditch), a horror super fan, shows up and convinces Max to attend a special double-feature showing of Camp Bloodbath and its sequel, Camp Bloodbath 2: Cruel Summer, as a special guest. At the screening, Max is none too happy that Chris’ possessive ex-girlfriend – and her former best friend – Vicki (Nina Dobrev) is also there. During the film, the raucous crowd accidentally sets the theater ablaze. In order to get to safety, Max rips a hole through the screen.
Max, Chris, Gertie, Duncan, and Vicki find themselves waking up in the woods. They encounter characters from Camp Bloodbath, including Max’s mother, in character as nice girl Nancy, and they realize they’ve somehow been transported inside the movie. The group awkwardly pass themselves off as new camp counselors arriving for the season, and let the first couple of murders happen without interference. However, when Duncan is killed by Camp Bloodbath‘s machete-wielding villain Billy Murphy (Dan B. Norris), they realize that they also run the risk of being murdered.
The group decides to stop the characters from having sex, as whenever someone does so in Camp Bloodbath, they fall prey to Billy’s machete. Chris distracts horn dog Kurt (Adam DeVine) and Max persuades Nancy to stay a virgin, while Vicki sticks with the movie’s final girl Paula (Chloe Bridges) and Gertie bonds with counselor Blake (Tory N. Thompson). When Gertie brings up the topic of Billy Murphy, the counselors are alerted to the fact that “urban legend” Billy is “real” and will come to kill them. In a panic, the counselors try to flee the camp. Kurt and Paula flee in the car, while Duncan emerges still alive. The two hit Duncan with the car and crash into a totem pole, resulting in their deaths.
Now aware that the characters who originally survived the movie can die, Max and the others decide to save anyone they can. They dress flirty airhead Tina (Angela Trimbur) in a life jacket and mittens, to prevent her from undressing. They also decide that Max, the only remaining virgin, is the new final girl, and plot to get Billy’s machete into her hands so she can kill him and end the film. Meanwhile, Max and Nancy bond, and theorize that, if Nancy survives the movie, she can go back home with Max and be whomever she wants to be.
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