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The Final Girls is the latest metatextual horror/comedy you're going to want to see

Susana Polo is an entertainment editor at Polygon, specializing in pop culture and genre fare, with a primary expertise in comic books. Previously, she founded The Mary Sue.

The Final Girls is an award-winning indie that's running at a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on successful screenings at various film festivals.

Now, there are a lot of metatextual genre blends going around that riff on the idea of the Final Girl, the triumphant last woman standing at the end of a traditional slasher flick, so you could be excused for getting confused. There's Scream Queens, the upcoming horror/comedy television series, featuring Jamie Lee Curtis, about sorority girls solving a series of gruesome murders on campus. There's Final Girl, a horror/action flick just released on video on demand, about a woman trained from an early age to strike back at a group of serial slashers.

The Final Girls, however, is about a group of horror-buff friends who get trapped inside a slasher double feature, complete with flashbacks, bad writing and virginal camp counselors. With no Final Girl to save them, somebody's got to step up. The film will be coming to limited release and a video on demand service near you on Oct. 9.