Yes. It’s true. I got to attend the South by Southwest film festival and see some AWESOME movies, and I got to talk to some ever more AWESOME-ER people, but, my most AWESOMEST experience came from seeing The Final Girls – a horror comedy homage riddled with metaphysical goodies and 80s slasher references. It’s a horror lover’s dream movie, filled with laughs, hunky dudes, and some seriously strong women who pay their respect to the original “Final Girls” who have battled horror villains for years.
While the film itself is an absolute blast, I had even more fun sitting down with the ladies of The Final Girls: Taissa Farmiga, Nina Dobrev, and Malin Akerman. While their on-screen characters hold their own after finding themselves stuck in a summer camp nightmare, the actors in real life shared their real experiences with horror and how they got truly scared for the first time. Turns out that I’m not the only one with an irrational fear of Chucky from Child’s Play – thanks for that, Taissa!
I’ve already shared my thoughts on The Final Girls in my official review from the premiere, but hearing these girls ramble on about how much fun they had on set speaks volumes to the level of comedy achieved. Not only was their chemistry dynamite on screen, but the smiles that these three shared while joking about what horror stereotype their real-life selves would fit shows how much of a bond was built while shooting with Todd Strauss-Schulson – someone they speak extremely high of. And they should. You’ll understand when you’re finally able to see The Final Girls.
Check out what Taissa, Nina and Malin had to say in the video above and be sure to watch out for distribution details on The Final Girls once they’re announced!