Trailer for The Final Girls turns horror movie tropes on their head


It’s no secret that classic horror movies abide by a certain set of rules and tropes. Calling out those tropes has become something of a subgenre in and of itself, with movies like Scream, The Cabin in the Woods and Tucker and Dale vs. Evil centrally focused on acknowledging and subverting those tropes.

The trailer for The Final Girls, which opens in October, looks to follow in the footsteps of those movies, albeit in a more directly comedic angle. The movie focuses on a group of in-the-know moviegoers checking out the latest slasher flick (based on the grisly, horrific death of one person’s mother) before a freak accident seems to put them in the movie. Knowing all the tropes, the group tries to stay alive and save the other characters in the process. Check out the trailer below:

Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, The Final Girls stars Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Alia Shawkat, Adam DeVine and Thomas Middleditch.