Release Date: August 14th.
Written by: Adam Prince and Stephen Scarlata.
Directed by: Tyler Shields.
Starring: Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Cameron Bright, and Alexander Ludwig.
Tyler Shields is a photographer who is famous for capturing some of the world's most beautiful people in provocative poses; sexy, naked, bloody, violent... his work is anything but tame and conventional.
When we heard that he was directing a Horror movie, we were excited, because we figured that at the very least, it would be gorgeous to behold, and that it would more likely than not be bloody and sexy as well. Because that's pretty much his thing.
Final Girl is a gorgeous movie, and while it's got some violence in it, there isn't a lot of sexy to be found, and to be honest, Shields' photographs have far more life in them than the movie does.
|"BUT WHY DO YOU GET A GUN?"|
|OH, SOMEONE'S GOING TO DIE ALRIGHT...|
Stylish stalk-and-slash shenanigans ensue.
|WHAT IS EVEN HAPPENING?|
In fact, you could argue that pretty is all that Final Girl is, because the visuals take precedence over story and character to the point of making us wonder if Tyler Shields actually set out to make a real movie, or if he was just interested in creating an elaborate piece of moving art. If it's the latter, then he succeeded wildly. Of course which one you think it is, is all going to depend on your level of artistic taste, but it's an artistic success none the less.
The movie just doesn't have any life to it. Neither the story nor the performances are particularly compelling, and yet we watched it all intently. It's like a gorgeous girl in a coma; damn she's pretty to look at, but she just lies there, and she doesn't do much except exist. and occasionally, drool.
So I guess it's a Horror movie, though not a very bloody or scary one.
It's stylish as hell though. We can't deny that.
|"THIS REVENGE TASTES DELICIOUS."|
Final Girl is available now on VOD, and in Limited Theatrical Release.
Abigail Breslin and Tyler Shields go way back... to when he photographed her naked when she was 17. That's a bond that never dies, folks.