Thursday, October 15, 2015

Jason talks The Final Girls

Slasher movies. Who doesn't love 'em? I know I do. And have you ever wondered what it would be like to watch a classic slasher like say, oh, Friday the 13th, and then find yourself in the movie? Did you? Well, that's what the new horror/comedy The Final Girls hypothesizes. Do the actual shenanigans live up to the possibilities? Stick with me!

In truth, The Final Girls isn't as funny as I'd hoped, which isn't surprising as few movies are. But, and this is a heavy but, I did find the end product mucho amusing and surprisingly effective on an emotional level. Emotional you say? Yup, I say.

Without giving too much away, there is a dramatic through line in The Final Girls that is far more effective than most dramas I've seen in the last few years. This sold The Final Girls to me, and kept me watching. Feelings? Yes, I felt feelings. Sue me.

Those feelings, and the imaginative nature of director Todd Strauss-Schulson and screenwriters Joshua John Millers and M.A. Fortin's flick, are what won me over. If you love slasher movies, especially the Friday the 13th flicks, and know them off by heart, you are going to have a lot of fun  with how the The Final Girls unfolds whether you find the movie funny or not. I enjoyed this flick, despite not getting into the humour all that much. But I know me my slasher movies.

The cast also sells The Final Girls. Taissa Farmiga, Malin Ackerman, Adam DeVine and company own. They give it there all and seemed to be have a lot of fun with this movie. This comes through in the outtakes during the end credits. I usually see these outtakes as an act of desperation, but not so here. I think there was just so much improve going on that who wouldn't dare share it with the world?

The Final Girls is worth the watch for any horror fan. Or horror/comedy fan. It's not the funniest thing I've seen, but it's still an amusing, and surprisingly effective, watch.

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