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"You film a movie and you don’t get to see it until about a year later. When you watch it, you just know that you were a different person then than you are now, and you know that you’ve grown. It’s nice to know that you can take those experiences and learn from them, and incorporate them into the next one."
- Christina Radish
The end of days is nigh in the new trailer for Fire City: End of Days, directed by Tom Woodruff Jr. Also: new programming announcements from the 2015 Mile High Horror Film Festival, release details for Aquarius Season 1 and zombie web comic When It's Over.
Fire City: End of Days: Press Release: "Burbank, CA - Academy Award Winning Creature and Character Effects Designer Tom Woodruff Jr. makes his highly-anticipated directorial debut with Fire City: End of Days, hitting DVD and Digital October 6 from Uncork’d Entertainment.
Set in a world where demons live among us, this exhilarating vitrine of effects and action sees a hard-boiled demon named Vine confronted with the ultimate choice between the salvation of his own kind and the life of an innocent human girl. Tobias Jelinek (Hocus Pocus), Danielle Chuchran (Saga: Curse of the Shadow), Glee’s Harry Shum Jr, and Kristin Minter (TVs E.R) star. »
- Tamika Jones
There’s somewhat of a youthful arrogance when you’re in your first long-term relationship. That naive “We’ll always be together” mentality that comes along with being with someone since you were a teenage has always made for good storytelling, and Hannah Fidell’s 6 Years captures just that, the moment when that long-term, only thinking of each other kind of youthful relationship begins to compete with the ambitions and temptations of being a grown adult.
Telling the story of Don (Ben Rosenfield, A Most Violent Year) and Melanie (American Horror Story‘s Taissa Farmiga), a couple in their early 20’s, one that has been a dating unit since their teens. While Melanie is on her way to becoming a teacher, Don interns at a record label, and dreams of being a part of that full time. They go to parties together, know and love each other’s families, and in spite of their friends, »
- Jerry Smith
Read More: Review: Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield Improvise the End of a Relationship in '6 Years' Indiewire's Springboard column profiles up-and-comers in the film industry worthy of your attention. Hannah Fidell's deeply emotional "6 Years" is a a purposely intimate experience. The newest feature from the "A Teacher" filmmaker focuses on Dan (Ben Rosenfield) and Melanie (Taissa Farmiga), a seemingly blessed and blissed out young couple who appear to have it all. As the film moves cleverly moves through time, however, it becomes clear that the golden pair might not be able to survive a series of increasingly violent upheavals. The film, which premiered at this year's SXSW Film Festival, is a true two-hander, and both Farmiga and Rosenfield breathe life into their complicated characters. Rosenfield's burgeoning cinematic career has been peppered with interesting roles in complex films, from "Greetings From Tim Buckley" to "Song One." He's »
- Kate Erbland
Self-referential horror is a tricky bag, but when it’s done right, it really hits the ground running. There are more than a few films being released with the promise of providing a “throwback” to ’80s horror, and more times than not, they tend to miss their mark. Enter The Final Girls. The whole premise of the film just screams cult-classic in the making, and unlike a lot of throwback horror, this film actually knows the subgenre well enough to pay homage without seeming like a parody.
Hitting theaters and VOD on October 9th, the trailer for The Final Girls has officially dropped and fright fanatics, it’s a good one. Check it out, and be sure to catch The Final Girls when it comes to a screen or TV near you.
When Max (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends reluctantly attend an anniversary screening of “Camp Bloodbath,” the infamous ‘80s »
- Jerry Smith
Women in Film and ArcLight Cinemas have partnered to launch a curated, monthly screening series to concentrate on female filmmakers.
“One of the best ways to support female filmmakers is to go see their films,” said Wif executive director Kirsten Schaffer. “We are excited to present this series with ArcLight Cinemas so that we can highlight the work of experienced filmmakers and also introduce new talent to Los Angeles audiences.”
The inaugural feature will be the romantic drama “6 Years,” starring Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield. It will screen Aug. 25 and be followed by a Q&A with the film’s two stars and writer-director Hannah Fidell.
“In an effort to provide a unique perspective into film for all movie lovers, ArcLight Cinemas aspires to bring the art of filmmaking to life in our theaters in new ways,” McCourt said. “We are thrilled to partner with Women in Film to showcase »
- Jacob Bryant
Back in 1996, when director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson unleashed the first instalment of the Scream franchise on cinema audiences everywhere, the movie was declared to be just the shot in the arm that the horror genre needed. Dripping with post-modernism and oozing self-awareness, that film succeeded in drawing fresh blood into the horror movie fold. There have been many pretenders to the Scream throne in the intervening two decades, but it seems that one particular set of filmmakers has finally got the recipe right – and we can see proof of that fact in the new trailer for the upcoming horror comedy, The Final Girls.
The filmmakers in question are director Todd Strauss-Schulson (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas), and writers M.A Fortin and Joshua John Miller – here making their feature length debut. This trio appear to have created a comedic horror film so smart and funny, that »
- Sarah Myles
Titled The Final Girls, the film, which just released its first trailer, is the second feature from director Todd-Strauss Schulson, who is working from a screenplay by M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller. Farmiga is joined onscreen by Malin Akerman, Nina Dobrev, Alia Shawkat, Adam Devine, and Thomas Middleditch.
The film’s synopsis is as follows:
A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film’s maniacal killer.
While this is Strauss-Schulson’s second feature, he is no stranger to comedy, as his debut came with A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas. Strauss-Schulson has also »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The staples of the slasher genre are sent up again in the horror comedy, The Final Girl. Here's a new trailer...
Horror comedies aren't easy to get right, but when they're on target, the results can be spectacular. To cite two fairly recent examples off the top of our heads, see the ferociously entertaining Tucker And Dale Vs Evil and Cabin In The Woods.
The Final Girls is another meta comedy that sends up the staples of the slasher genre. In it, Taissa Farmiga plays Max, the daughter of a late actress who, in her 80s heyday, was a scream queen in the horror franchise Camp Bloodbath. In a plot twist seemingly borrowed from Last Action Hero, Max and her friends are magically ported into the realm of that movie series. It looks like entertaining stuff, and while we've seen deconstructions of the slasher genre before, its nods to the »
Classic '80s horror movies are in for a post-modern makeover in the new official trailer for comedy horror The Final Girls.
As Max reluctantly attends a screening of her late mother's cult hit with her friends, they find themselves pulled into the world of the movie and join forces with Max's mother against the killer haunting the film.
Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat and Alexander Ludwig also feature in the film as the trapped teenagers, while Adam DeVine and Chloe Bridges star as the camp councillors and attendees that make up the cast of the film »
There’s Always Tomorrow…Maybe: Fidell Explores the Familiar Predicaments of the Ltr
Director Hannah Fidell follows her 2013 debut A Teacher with concisely minded 6 Years, another intimate exploration of a central relationship pushed to critical juncture. With her previous film documenting the sexual liaison between a teacher and her student, Fidell turns to less provocative waters this time around, focusing on a more familiar, socially acceptable scenario—the disintegration of a heterosexual long term relationship. Effectively capturing an empathetic and heartfelt portrait of how breaking up is hard to do, there’s an honorable level of realism established here that Fidell maintains throughout the film. The only trouble is, the film never feels like more than a comprehensively detailed, entirely foreseeable, forgone conclusion about a mundane, privileged couple hit with a cold, hard dose of reality.
- Nicholas Bell
Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat and Alexander Ludwig also star in the pic, which sends up the tropes of 1980s slasher movies by transporting a crew of modern teenagers into the world of “Camp Bloodbath,” an homage to the genre’s most beloved films. Farmiga stars as Max, daughter of a horror film actress (Akerman) who stars in the film-within-the-film.
The clip is replete with in-jokes about the campiness of the genre and the devotion of its fans, from Middleditch’s character commenting on the corn-syrup-for-blood phenomenon to DeVine’s character making a mockery of the traditionally lame dialogue (“Nice legs. What time do they open?”). While most of the trailer’s digs take aim at ’80s horror culture, 2015 teens are mocked as well, with »
- Marianne Zumberge
First look at The Final Girls trailer Stage 6 Films & Vertical Entertainment have released the trailer for genre-blending horror-comedy The Final Girls, in theaters, On Demand, and Digital HD October 9. You can watch The Final Girls trailer below! Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson from a script by Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin, the film stars Taissa Farmiga, Malin…
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A trailer has arrived online for director Todd Strauss-Schulson’s upcoming comedy horror The Final Girls which stars Taissa Farmiga, Nina Dobrev, Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Angela Trimbur and Alexander Ludwig. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
When Max (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends reluctantly attend a screening of “Camp Bloodbath,” an infamous ‘80s cult horror film that starred Max’s late mother (Malin Akerman), they are accidentally sucked into the silver screen. They soon realize they’re trapped inside the movie and must team up with the horny, regan-era idiot “Camp Bloodbath” counselors — including Max’s mom as the shy scream queen — to battle the film’s machete-wielding killer, Billy Murphy. Face to face with her mother for the first time in years, Max has a second chance not only to see her, but to save her, and with the help of her friends, get »
- Gary Collinson
I've been talking about The Final Girls ever since I caught it earlier this year at the Stanley Film Festival, and I can't wait for Daily Dead readers to check it out. In all honesty, you're better off going into it without knowing anything, but for those that are on the fence or can't hold out until October, we have a brand new trailer for you to check out.
"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. »
- Jonathan James
The Final Girls trailer has taken the internet by storm today, promising another Scream for a whole new generation. Horror aficionados are being drawn towards the meta thriller, which looks to be both very scary and very self-aware. It's a whole new take on the genre, while being a throwback as well. And it might just be the jolt of electricity the genre has been waiting impatiently for these past couple of years.
The Final Girls is all about horror movies, of course. When Max and her friends reluctantly attend a screening of "Camp Bloodbath," an infamous '80s cult horror film that starred Max's late mother, they are accidentally sucked into the silver screen. They soon realize they're trapped inside the movie and must team up with the horny, regan-era idiot "Camp Bloodbath" counselors, including Max's mom as the shy scream queen, to battle the film's machete-wielding killer, »
Tyler Shields' Final Girl (2015) was released earlier this year. Now, The Final Girls is getting set to see theatres, this October. Filmmakers have noted how characters, of a certain gender, tend to survive horror films. This horror fan noticed just such an occurrence recently, with Christopher Denman's Preservation (2015). It is the norm for men to get chewed up by the killer and for the young woman to survive; it is almost laughable in its repetition. Now, a trailer for The Final Girls has released. The clip laughs at tropes as characters try to survive a Jason-like, masked villain. Camp Bloodbath could easily be Camp Crystal Lake. Here, several friends are transported into an '80s film and they must do their best to survive. Meanwhile, the protagonist (Max, Taissa Farmiga) interacts with her deceased mother, leading to all sorts of strange and humorous scenarios. Will this group of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Those of us who have seen more than our share of horror films are very familiar with all the tropes the genre is known for, but if we were suddenly thrust into a real-life horror film, would any of us have what it took to survive? Todd Strauss-Schulson's The Final Girls deals with just that as Max (Taissa Farmiga) and a group of her friends are somehow transported into a 1980's horror... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Women In Film, Los Angeles and ArcLight Cinemas have partnered to launch a new curated, monthly screening series to concentrate on women filmmakers. The program begins this month with inaugural feature "6 Years," starring Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield, on Tuesday, August 25 followed by a Q&A with the film’s writer/director Hannah Fidell and the film’s two stars at ArcLight Hollywood. “One of the best ways to support female filmmakers is to go see their films,” said Kirsten Schaffer. “We are excited to present this series with ArcLight Cinemas, so that we can highlight the work of experienced filmmakers, and also introduce new talent to Los Angeles audiences.” Curated jointly by Wif and ArcLight Cinemas, the program aligns with Women In Film’s mission of promoting creative female media makers, in this instance via a unique venue in which to view their work and engage in discussion. ArcLight »
- Ruben Guevara
When a special screening of the movie that made her mother a star goes awry, she and her friends are forced to walk through the screen and wind up in the film's infamous Camp Bloodbath.
Todd Strauss-Schulson helms while M. A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller penned the script for the film which also stars Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Alexander Ludwig and Nina Dobrev. The film hits cinemas and iTunes on October 9th.
- Garth Franklin
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