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The Final Girls -- 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.
The Final Girls -- 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.
The Final Girls -- 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.
The Final Girls -- 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.
The Final Girls -- 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.

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Writers:
M.A. Fortin (written by) &
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9 October 2015 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Taissa Farmiga ... Max Cartwright

Malin Akerman ... Nancy / Amanda Cartwright

Alexander Ludwig ... Chris Briggs

Nina Dobrev ... Vicki Summers

Alia Shawkat ... Gertie Michaels

Thomas Middleditch ... Duncan

Adam Devine ... Kurt (as Adam DeVine)

Angela Trimbur ... Tina

Chloe Bridges ... Paula

Tory N. Thompson ... Blake

Reginald Robinson ... Hunky Hiker

Lauren Gros ... Mimi

Dan B. Norris ... Billy Murphy (as Daniel Norris)
Eric Michael Carney ... Young Billy Murphy (as Eric Carney)

Cory Hart ... Doctor
Jackie Tuttle ... Nurse

Dave Davis ... 50's Counselor

Bryce Romero ... Mean Kid
Steve French ... Bloodbath Trailer VO (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ashen Bonaventure ... Crying Girl In Fire (uncredited)
Michelle DeVito ... Driver (uncredited)
Blake Dozzer ... Theater Fan (uncredited)

Ronnie Hooks ... Actress at audition (uncredited)
Patrick Kearns ... Theater Patron (uncredited)
Joseph Menard ... Theater Fan (uncredited)
Laura Jeanne Meyer ... Theater Patron (uncredited)
Jesse Yarborough ... Theater Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Todd Strauss-Schulson 
 
Writing credits
M.A. Fortin (written by) &
Joshua John Miller (written by)

Produced by
Darren M. Demetre .... executive producer
M.A. Fortin .... executive producer
Michael London .... producer
Joshua John Miller .... executive producer
Janice Williams .... Producer
 
Original Music by
Gregory James Jenkins 
 
Cinematography by
Elie Smolkin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Debbie Berman 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
Katie Byron 
 
Art Direction by
Alexi Gomez 
 
Set Decoration by
Rachael Ferrara 
 
Costume Design by
Lynette Meyer 
 
Makeup Department
Lawrnell Bell-Rattler .... additional hair stylist (as Nell B. Rattler)
Andrea Bowman .... hair stylist assistant (as Andrea 'Mona' Bowman)
Bailey Domke .... special effects makeup artist assistant
Elvis Jones .... special effects makeup artist
April Melerine .... assistant makeup artist
Lauren Thomas .... key makeup artist
Amy C. Weinberg .... makeup assistant
Crystal Woodford .... department head hair
Natalie Christine Johnson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Carol Miller-White .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Lauren Thomas .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Darren M. Demetre .... unit production manager
Syndey Huynh .... production supervisor (as Syndey Augusta Huynh)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Renee Marsella .... second second assistant director
Michael Melamed .... second assistant director
Cristi Rickey .... additional second assistant director (as Christi Rickey)
Rod Smith .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Tyrus Bazell .... carpenter (as Tyrus 'Tiger' Bazell)
Henry Blount .... gang boss
Clayton Davis .... additional greensman
Ruston Head .... leadman
Jodie Jones .... assistant property master
William Richard Kysar .... carpenter
Ryan LeBlanc .... greensman
Rose Leiker .... property master
Colt Mitchell .... additional greensman
Shad Mobley .... carpenter
Dallas Montgomery .... construction coordinator
Dave Quinlan .... set dresser (as David M. Quinlin)
Claire Sanchez .... Assistant set decorator (as Claire Sanchez Kostuch)
Paul Shipper .... artist: additional poster artwork
Michael Strahan .... construction foreman (as Michael W. Strahan)
Elliot Westphal .... on set dresser
Wesley Bernard Williams .... carpenter
Michael Broom .... mask designer (uncredited)
David Bush .... set dresser (uncredited)
Scotty Morris .... set dresser (uncredited)
Codie Scott .... greensman (uncredited)
Dan Warren .... art pa (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Chase Arceneaux .... sound utility
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
Matthew L. Champagne .... boom operator
Erin Fitzgerald .... sound utility
Lewis Goldstein .... re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... sound designer
Mark LeBlanc .... sound mixer
Cate Montana .... adr editor
Tom Ryan .... foley editor
Alex Soto .... assistant sound editor (as Alexis Soto)
David Bush .... additional sound utility (uncredited)
Greg Crawford .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Max Greene .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Brian Magrum .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Steve Neal .... adr technical support (uncredited)
Jerrell Suelto .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Guy Clayton .... special effects coordinator
Kevin Harber .... special effects technician (as Kevin 'Frosty' Harber)
Edward Joubert .... special effects technician
Stephen Meagher .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Jensen Abler .... cg artist
Chris Cannavo .... animator
Carlo Cherisier .... programmer
Zhe Chong .... compositor
Diego Grimaldi .... fx artist
Brian P. Harris .... compositor (as Brian Harris)
David Lebensfeld .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Lebensfeld .... visual effects producer
Tasha Marlin .... compositor
Philip McGuire .... compositor (as Phil McGuire)
Grant Miller .... visual effects supervisor
Matthew Poliquin .... visual effects supervisor
Alex Popkin .... vfx editor
Michael Ravella .... programmer (as Mike Ravella)
Frank Shi .... cg artist
Oliver Taylor .... visual effects producer
Paul Maples .... motion control operator (uncredited)
Jae Jun Yi .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jodi Lyn Brockton .... stunt double: Nancy (as Jodi Brockton)
Chelsea Bruland .... stunt double: Paula
Kurt Bryant .... additional stunt coordinator
Holly O'Quin .... stunt driver: Gertie
Brooklyn Proctor .... stunt double: Max
Meredith Richardson .... stunt double: Tina
Brittany Romatowski .... stunt double: Mimi
William Scharpf .... stunt coordinator (as Bill Scharpf)
Kari Shemwell .... stunt double: Nancy
Matt Thompson .... fire stunt: Billy Murphy
Chris Bryant .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Jay Caputo .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Liam Day .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Dean Grimes .... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Grimes .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Benjamin Hoffman .... stunts (uncredited)
Susan Jackson .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Floyd Anthony Johns Jr. .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Dan B. Norris .... stunts (uncredited)
George Quinones .... stunt performer (uncredited)
James Ryan .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Jessica Williams .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Bates .... chief lighting technician
Tyler Bell .... d.i.t
Ben Benesh .... key grip
Danny Brazen .... key grip (as Daniel W. Brazen)
Adam Bricker .... camera operator: a camera
Chip Carey .... chief lighting technician
Jake Czepiel .... grip
Stephen Early .... first assistant camera: a camera
Taylor Fenno .... second assistant camera: b camera
Chris Fisher .... first assistant camera: b camera (as Christopher M. Fisher)
Nathan Fung .... grip
Hilary Bronwyn Gayle .... still photographer
Vic Keatley .... chief lighting technician (as Victor Keatly IV)
Joe Kirkpatrick .... production assistant: camera
Erskin Mitchell .... rigging gaffer
Charlie Nauman .... second assistant camera: a camera
Peter D. Roome .... first assistant camera: b camera
Nathan M. Schindler .... best boy: grip (as Nathan Schindler)
Wayne Sharp .... dolly grip
Lemuel Shavalia .... grip (as Lemual Shavalia)
Shawn Stone .... dolly grip
Joshua Aaron Stringer .... camera: epk (as John Stringer)
Jon Tenholder .... set lighting technician
Tedd Underwood .... best boy electric
Michael Watson .... camera operator: b camera
E. Monk Brannen .... electrician (uncredited)
David Bush .... video utility (uncredited)
Kristopher Gordon .... electrician (uncredited)
Mat Irby .... electrician (uncredited)
Ahmad Powell .... best boy electrician: splinter unit (uncredited)
Stephen Ritchey .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Stephen Ritchey .... rigging best boy electric (uncredited)
Teddy Smith .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Blair Foster .... casting assistant
Tracy Kilpatrick .... casting: Louisiana
Joey Montenarello .... casting associate
Adam Richards .... casting associate
Dann Fink .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jen Byers .... production assistant: costume
Shareen Chehade .... costume supervisor
Michelle M. Hebert .... set costumer (as Michelle Hebert)
Melissa Naccari .... key costumer
Sandra Algood .... set costumer (uncredited)
Adriane Bennett .... ager/dyer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jeff Altman .... digital intermediate assistant
Alex Bickel .... digital intermediate colorist
Michael Robinson Fleming .... additional assistant editor (as Michael Fleming)
Claudia Guevara .... digital intermediate producer
William J. Holden .... additional assistant editor (as William Holden)
Joshua Raymond Lee .... first assistant editor: New York (as Joshua Lee)
Jason Ourso .... first assistant editor: Baton Rouge
Michael Howell .... digital intermediate assist (uncredited)
Chris Trainor .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Jimmie Bullis .... key assistant location manager
Bonnie Marquette .... location manager
 
Music Department
Jacob Bartfield .... musician: bass & cello
Chase Deso .... musician: guitar
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Jon Lipman .... music designer
 
Transportation Department
Oscar Beguiristain .... transportation coordinator
Bennett Bunch .... transportation co-captain
Todd Martinez .... driver (as Todd Robin Martinez)
Gary McClain .... driver (as Gary Wayne McCain Jr.)
J.W. Milligan .... driver
Beverly Reeves .... driver
Kevin Sieve .... driver
Cecil Smith .... driver
Dan Sumner .... transportation captain (as Daniel W. Sumner)
Billy Melvin White .... driver (as Billy M. White)
Ken Smith .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Fernando Albano .... set production assistant (as Fernando Albano Neto)
Adam Ballard .... stand-in
Cassandra Barbour .... rights & clearances
Teddy Blanks .... title designer
Susan J. Bonno-Buckner .... production accountant
Derek Bourque .... accounting clerk
David Boyle .... head of business and legal affairs: Groundswell Productions
Lisa M. Calhoun .... set production assistant
Leslie Cao .... legal affairs executive: Groundswell Productions
Jennifer Carriere .... script supervisor
Laura Caulfield .... vp business & legal: Groundswell Productions
Jarred Coates .... epk producer
Casey Fetterolf .... production assistant: office
Jonathan Focil .... production coordinator
Max Garcia .... chef
Laurie Gershon .... product placement and clearances
Langston Travis Griffin .... production assistant: office
Gabriel Gator Guilbeau .... crafts service (as Gabriel 'Gator' Guilbeau)
Matt Hebert .... craft service assistant
Jose Henriquez .... chef assistant
Julie Leiby .... stand-in
Jennifer Lemons .... production secretary (as Jennifer Lemons-Kirkpatrick)
Elle Lipson .... coordinator: Groundswell Productions
Maria G. Magana .... chef assistant
Michael Andrew Mann .... payroll accountant
Lauri Mills .... studio teacher
James Payne .... first assistant accountant
Deirdre Peterson .... assistant production coordinator
Rachael M. Roth .... unit publicist (as Rachel Roth)
Sarah Rubenstein .... accounting: post production
Laura Sevier .... rights & clearances
Jason Shapiro .... craft service assistant (as Jason 'Tuna' Shapiro)
Kari Shemwell .... stand-in
Dave Stevens .... production assistant: set
Alex Uceda .... caterer
Steve Berman .... completion guarantor: Film Finances (uncredited)
Ericka Bonilla .... assistant: Nina Dobrev (uncredited)
Marcus Brown .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael P. Fogerty .... craft service (uncredited)
David Guilbeau .... key crafts services (uncredited)
Patrick Kearns .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jamie Keller .... utility stand-in (uncredited)
Kelly Migdon .... production assistant (uncredited)
Wendi Poirrier .... epk interviewer (uncredited)
Nick Schroeder .... photo-double (uncredited)
Jason Shapiro .... snake wrangler (uncredited)
Krista Ann Toups .... production assistant (uncredited)
Spencer Tracy .... production assistant (uncredited)
Stephen Daniel Wayne .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Pat Cassels .... special thanks (as Patrick Cassels)
Chris Galletta .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated PG - 13 for horror violence, some crude and sexual material, language and drug use
Runtime:
88 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Onn the DVD commentary track, it was stated that Chloë Sevigny originally wanted to portray the role of Paula, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Tina refers to the band Bon Jovi as "legends." Their breakthrough album, "Slippery When Wet," wasn't released until August 1986, the same year that Camp Bloodbath was released.See more »
Quotes:
Nancy:I should have known something was up with this place. I mean think about it. What the hell kind of summer camp has waterbeds?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Pieces (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dance Hall DaysSee more »

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101 out of 113 people found the following review useful.
A satirical meta-slasher with a surprising amount of heart., 30 October 2015
Author: Andrew Gold from United States

The Final Girls may appear to be another stupid campy horror spoof a la Scary Movie but rest assured, it's not. It's most comparable to The Cabin in the Woods, but while that movie deconstructed horror as a whole, The Final Girls' focus is specifically on slashers. It's about a slasher movie star and her daughter who get into a fatal car accident. The daughter survives and years later, her and her friends go to see the slasher movie her mother starred in, then something happens in the theater and somehow the group ends up in the film they were watching. It may sound dumb but all disbelief can easily be suspended due to the smooth transitions, clever dialogue, great acting, and characters you actually care about.

Once they enter the "movie" world, it's simply a blast to watch. Slasher tropes are pointed out, made fun of, and even implemented well when necessary. The virgin girl is the only one who can kill the killer and it must be with his own machete. Sound familiar? Also, anyone who has sex ends up getting killed. Yeah, it's Friday the 13th all over again, except with a new cast. Every character has a personality and has their place in the movie. There's the jock douche, the slutty space cadet, the innocent shy girl, the hipster, you name it. They all work perfectly together, and it's hard to single out one actor as a highlight because the acting throughout is highly impressive for a horror movie. Mainly the two female leads (Max and her mom) have tangible chemistry and some truly heartfelt moments.

So is The Final Girls scary? Not exactly, but does have some badass shots like the killer jumping out of a window in slo-mo while he and his machete are on fire, and someone actually dies by falling face first into a bear trap. Ouch. More importantly though, The Final Girls is funny without being dumb. It's clever humor, and it works around the plot so you have fun while being totally invested in the story. The most surprising thing about this movie is the amount of heart it has. Rarely do tearful personal conversations work in slashers, but here they make up some of the most powerful scenes.

Simply put, The Final Girls is an adventure, and for any meta-horror comedy fans, it's one you should not miss.

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