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Final Girl Support Group slasher series lands on HBO Max

ByJulie J. Helfer

Jul 20, 2021

Already missing Shadyside? Fear not, because more serialized scares are heading to a small screen near you! The Final Girl Support Group, a new slasher series based on the recent novel by horror scribe Grady Hendrix, is in the works at HBO Max according to Deadline.

Released on July 13, 2021, the novel involves six survivors of horrific massacres, whose experiences made them celebrities and spawned franchises based on their stories. These “last girls” form a secret support group in Los Angeles to work together to deal with their trauma. The story follows Lynette, whose personal experience reads like something straight out of a slasher photo, which… is kind of the point.

All Women’s Tales pay homage to classic horror movies like Halloween, Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13. Aside from those nods, horror fans will be familiar with the term “final girl” as that it was popularized by author Carol Clover in her genre manual Men, Women and Chainsaws to depict the last girl standing in the Stalk’n’slash movies.

The series is currently in the early stages of development, a great time to fancast! As someone who has read the book, I would just find that the latest franchise girls appearing in these roles. Halloween’s Jamie Lee Curtis, A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Heather Langenkamp, ​​Friday the 13th Adrienne King and Scream’s Neve Campbell could add the meta advantage to send it over. But self-referentiality is not always the answer; the series would be the perfect space for new actresses (who are over 30) to land heavy roles.

Charlize Theron will produce for Denver & Delilah Films, alongside It Barbara and Andy Muschietti and Aperture Entertainment’s Double Dream productions. It Chapter One and It Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti is on board to direct the series pilot.

With Fear Street sparking interest in serialized slasher tariffs and Freaky leading the constant creation of masked killer feature films hitting multiplexes, this news couldn’t come at a better time for horror fans.

Until we learn more about The Final Girl Support Group, check out our picks from the best horror movies ever done and discover the streamer with our HBO Max Free Trial to guide.