The Final Girls trailer is Last Action Hero meets Scream

The first trailer for The Final Girls has arrived, showing Taissa Farmiga as Max, a teenager who heads out with her friends for a screening of her late mother's final movie: Camp Bloodbath. What starts as an innocent trip to the cinema turns meta when, through some bizarre twist, they're catapulted into the movie.

While the characters of Scream thought themselves clever for knowing the rules of horror, this troop of teens are forced to put those ideas into practice when confronted with the reality of the situation. There's a big emotional hit when Max befriends her mom (Malin Akerman), and a ton of blood thanks to the masked maniac stalking the bumbling teens.

The Final Girls riffs on the slasher genre of the '70s and '80s with glee. And by the looks of things, knowing the lore doesn't necessarily mean you're equipped to deal with it in reel life. Find out who lives and who dies when The Final Girls opens in US theaters on October 9 and on UK home video October 12.

For more great film and TV news, head to our movie channel or subscribe to Total Film.

We recommend