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'Final Girl'
(Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Alexander Ludwig, Francesca Eastwood, et al / DVD / R / 2015 / Nasser Entertainment)

Overview: Every night, four boys trick a young, blonde girl into meeting them in the forest for a date with the intention to hunt and kill her. One night, Veronica (Abigail Breslin) is selected and when the hunt begins, the boys soon realize that they messed with the wrong girl.

DVD Verdict: 'Final Girl' is a suspense thriller about a girl, played by Abigail Breslin, who is trained to be an assassin. We are introduced to the main character as a child having an interview between her and her mentor, William. She shows extraordinary promise during the interview; a very mature, intelligent girl.

Flash forward twelve years, she is shown enduring what we can assume is one of many tests to prepare her for her mission. She is taught to fight, to defend herself and to use her wits to outsmart any man. Her ultimate mission is to kill four young men responsible for killing teenage blonde girls. They have killed over a dozen girls; chasing them through the woods like animals and slaughtering them.

The plan is quite simple: Veronica places herself in the plot like a sacrifice; all blonde and vulnerable. The leader of the pack takes the bait and they set a date for Saturday. The evening begins like a date. Thereís a game of truth and dare. A kiss. Then the real plot is revealed and Veronica is on the run through the woods. The difference this time is she knows how to fight back.

She turns the chase on them, meeting each one head on for battle. One by one, she takes them out, until only the leader is left. His ending is quite poetic and Veronica walks away the victorious heroine. If this genre of movies is your preference, you will enjoy it. Itís full of action, the characters are full of titillating darkness and the elfin girl wins. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1:85.1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

The Making of FINAL GIRL
Photo Gallery with Commentary by Director/Photographer Tyler Shields
Logan Huffman 'Danny" Outtakes

Reviewed By: Michelle Richardson