Back in 2015, the Taissa Farmiga–starring horror-comedy The Final Girls was released. A fairly underrated film, it follows Farmiga’s character Max, who’s grieving the loss of her mother Amanda (Malin Akerman). Back in the 1980s, her mother was a famous scream queen, gaining the title thanks to her role in the cheesy slasher film “Camp Bloodbath.” Now the film has gone on to become a cult classic, and Max is dragged by her friends to attend a special tribute screening of the film. Things soon go terribly wrong due to a fire and some… magic, I guess… as Max and her friends are sucked into the film and must fight to make it out alive — or at least until the credits roll. It’s a strong little movie, balancing humor and tension while managing to pull at your heartstrings in the process. But it also bears some striking similarities to both Scream and Gilmore Girls. And though that may sound like a weird combination, once you really dig into it, there’s no denying it.
The Final Girls, starring Taissa Farmiga, is a perfect blend of the meta-horror of Scream and the mother/daughter wholesomeness of Gilmore Girls.