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.
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
According to her résumé, Amanda Cartwright (Malin Akerman) also played a bipolar mistress in several episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Carol King in "Slay Bells", Jessica Albert in "Chopping Mall", Barbara Macy in "Stepmom 2: Revenge of Diane", Monica Stin in "Co-Ed Massacre", Amanda Hart in a film adaptation of Hart to Hart (1979), Jenny Kravitz in five episodes of _"Sconyers", Rose Bush in one episode of "The Westphals", Layla in three episodes of "Carriere Diaries" and various other characters in "Smoking on the River", "Fire!", "Meatballs in Heaven" and "Summer in Paradise". See more »
"Camp Bloodbath" is set in 1986 but Kurt mentions the Michael Jackson song "Bad," which was released in 1987. See more »
Where do they keep the chainsaws here?
We might wanna find out, right? Where they keep them? Because you never know when you might need a chainsaw.
Why do we need a chainsaw for a slumber party?
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There are bloopers interspersed with the credits, including some of scenes not in the film. See more »
If your an 80's Horror/Slasher FanBoy like myself then this film is for you. Clever nods to the audience, tongue n cheek, self aware/meta humour is in full force. Think the wit and humour of Scream blended together with Friday the 13th, plus some surprisingly emotional depth. Loved it! I cannot fathom why this did not get a cinema release, it is absolutely brilliant.
A clever, knowing, (though never self mocking) homage to 80s slasher flicks. The cast are uniformly brilliant and great to see Nina Dobrev in something other than the Vampire Diaries. If you love Scream and the self referential horror you are sure to enjoy this. Give it a try, this will go down as another of those hidden gems that COME ALIVE on DVD, rather like 'Trick R Treat.' Neglected and ignored when in fact it is sheer brilliance and really quite moving. Lovely commentary too!
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