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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Reg Rob ... Hunky Hiker (as Reginald Robinson)
Lauren Gros Lauren Gros ... Mimi
Daniel Norris ... Billy Murphy
Eric Michael Carney Eric Michael Carney ... Young Billy Murphy (as Eric Carney)
Cory Hart ... Doctor


When Max (Taissa Farmiga) and her friends reluctantly attend a tribute screening of an infamous '80s slasher film that starred Max's late mother (Malin Akerman), they are accidentally sucked into the silver screen. They soon realize they are trapped inside the cult classic movie and must team up with the fictional and ill-fated "Camp Bloodbath" counselors, including Max's mom as the shy scream queen, to battle the film's machete-wielding, masked killer. With the body count rising in scene after iconic scene, who will be THE FINAL GIRLS left standing and live to escape this film? Written by Vertical Entertainment

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Who will survive?

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for horror violence, some crude and sexual material, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The cast was encouraged to go off script, and many of Thomas Middleditch and Adam Devine's improvisations were retained in the final cut. See more »


There is a 1960 Chevy Impala in the 1957 flashback. See more »


Vicki Summers: I wanna know where they keep the hardware in this dump. I want chainsaws and big-ass knives and I want them now!
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Crazy Credits

There are bloopers interspersed with the credits, including some of scenes not in the film. See more »


Cruel Summer
Written by Siobhan Stewart AKA Siobhan Fahey, Sara Dallin, Steve Jolley, Tony Swain, and Keren Woodward
Performed by Bananarama
Courtesy of London Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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13 July 2019 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Let's star in a horror movie. A PG-13 horror movie that is based on slasher films. Well if that sounds a bit toothless, I can assure you that many will look upon it that way. There's almost no blood on display (except for one scene) and there are also other "major" ingredients missing. The original plan was to make it an R-rated movie, which did not happen obviously. There are quite a few fun bits of trivia like that in the audio commentary (though according to them only 14 year olds listen to them - another joke in case that wasn't clear).

Now up until now that may all have sounded quite harsh, which was not my intention. The movie is good fun, but I wanted to make sure people know what they get themselves into (no pun intended). A CGI crash early on in the movie is quite well done and nice to watch. As are the characters, that are a bit of a parody of whatever went on in the 80s. The actors have a lot of fun and it shows. Still there are too many conveniences and coincidences, an ending that tries to be clever and other things you'll either like or be annoyed by. Try to watch it without thinking too much and you'll have a good time - do not compare it with things like Cabin in the Woods though

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Release Date:

5 November 2015 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Final Girls See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Stereo


Color | Black and White (flashback scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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