If you fancy a bit of female kickass action at Frightfest this year (don’t we all), then Final Girl seems the flick to see.

Coming across more (hopefully) bloody action than horror as such, the film stars Abigail Breslin, who produced a standout turn in Haunter at the London shindig two year’ s back – and who turns up in the Scream Queens TV series set for later this year.

Anyways, here’s the synopsis:

When four boys lure Veronica (Abigail Breslin) into the woods, they reveal she is the latest victim in their brutal tradition of hunting and killing girls. But as the hunt begins, the boys discover Veronica’s no ordinary prey. In fact, she’s been training for this moment since she was a little girl, and she’s about to turn the hunters into the hunted…

First time feature director Tyler Shields has created something entirely new and different with Final Girl – a nightmarish, dystopian vision that trades on both the horror and action genres. Balancing surreal visuals with uneasy tension, it’s gripping stuff from its mysterious beginning to the hard-hitting climax. As the beautiful-but-deadly Veronica, Abigail Breslin joins the ever-growing ranks of kick-ass action heroines – and looks the every bit the part as she takes on the film’s pack of bloodthirsty boys (think The Riot Club on acid – quite literally at some points), led by star-in-the-making Alexander Ludwig.

Also starring the likes of Wes Bentley, Final Girl is set for Frightfest on August 28 – and here’s the trailer:

 

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.