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Comedy meets horror in 'The Final Girls'

"The Final Girls" is a comedy-horror film by director Todd Strauss-Schulson. It stars Taissa Farmiga (center) and Malin Akerman (2nd from left).
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Halloween may be weeks away, but it's never too early for a scary movie.

Sort of.

"The Final Girls," is a scary movie wrapped in a comedy film.

The "fake" scary movie is called "Camp Bloodbath," set at – where else – a summer camp.

But in "The Final Girls," the characters are magically transported into that movie where they have to break the fourth wall to get out, and get out alive.

The film pokes fun at the tropes of horror films while also telling the story of a woman reconnecting with her late mother.

Alex Cohen talked with director Todd Strauss-Schulson about blending these genres together into a film that, at its heart, is a love-letter to scary movies.