If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope. Directed by New York filmmaker Todd Strauss-Schulson, starring young Taissa Farmiga and stunning Swedish actress Malin Akerman, “ The Final Girls – Terror Behind the Scenes ” is an unusual project, which wears the film cap raw, filled with stereotypical characters in the most classic works of the 90s horror genre.
In the plot we meet the delicate young Max (Taissa Farmiga – younger sister of actress Vera Farmiga), traumatized and guilty of the tragic accident that killed her mother Amanda (Malin Akerman), a failed actress who was marked by only one role in a movie trash can years ago. Three years have passed and Max one day decides to accept an invitation to attend a screening for fans of the trash movie in which his mother participated. After an unusual accident, involving a bottle of vodka and a cigarette butt, she and her friends find themselves inside the movie that was being shown and from there they must fight the murderer of the story.
Max is sort of the older cousin of Julie James (the protagonist of I Know What You Did Last Summer played by Jennifer Love Hewitt) and Sidney’s young niece (the protagonist of the unforgettable Panic movie, played by Neve Campbell). All the degree of similarity with these characters is not only imagination, The Final Girls – Terror Behind the Scenes, between mistakes and successes, is a tribute to a whole generation of moviegoers who grew up watching films where we we had to find out with the characters who the killer was.
There’s no denying that The Final Girls – Terror Behind the Scenes is an honest film from start to finish, made for mindless fun. Written by MA Fortin and Joshua John Miller, the screenplay is medium and low. An example of this, when it comes to the characters, Duncan (Thomas Middleditch) chosen to be the comic board, besides staying on the stage for a short while, has a series of very boring jokes leaving the audience hostage to hook up. with the forced. dialogues. Regardless, over the course of the 88-minute screening, even amid the quirks and cafonices, he manages to be a little creative as part of the story, thinking in his world of the absurd.
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