- The Final Girls
- Written by
- M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller
- Directed by
- Todd Strauss-Schulson
- Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman and Adam DeVine
Likely the sweetest film ever to play the Toronto International Film Festival's hard-core Midnight Madness program, The Final Girls is all smiles and winks, but lacks the blood to make its horror satire pulse.
After a group of teens find themselves transported into a 1980s slasher flick (don't ask), they must subvert tropes and elbow the audience in the ribs until they can return home. Scream, Feast and a handful of other, smarter genre riffs have already tackled this high-concept conceit to death, though the gorgeously shot, purple-hued climax is pretty to look at.