Here is an exclusive clip from The Final Girls, the black horror comedy that makes its SXSW premiere tonight in Austin. It’s directed by A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas’ Todd Strauss-Schulson and produced by Groundswell’s Michael London and Janice Williams.
Pic stars American Horror Story: Coven’s Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Pitch Perfect’s Adam DeVine, Silicon Valley’s Thomas Middleditch and Vampire Diaries heroine Nina Dobrev is also in the ensemble. Max is a high school senior who is mysteriously transported with her friends into a 1980s horror film that starred Max’s celebrated scream queen mother. Trapped inside the movie, Max finds herself reunited with her mom, who she lost in real life. Together with Max’s friends, they must fend off the camp counselors’ raging hormones, battle a deranged machete-wielding killer and find a way to escape the movie and make it back home.
WME is selling domestic on the film and SPWA already acquired international rights.