We’re in the middle of Film4’s Summer Screen at Somerset House, and we’ve got an amazing competition for you genre fans: the chance to win tickets to a truly awesome double bill!
We’ve got five pairs of tickets to give away to the double bill of sci-fi masterpiece Galaxy Quest and brilliant meta horror comedy The Final Girls. That’s two hilarious (and actually, two surprisingly moving) self-aware genre movies that lovingly pastiche their genres while understanding what makes them great.
Galaxy Quest is obviously well-established as a modern classic at this point, with an amazing cast (including Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell and Tony Shalhoub) playing the stars of a long-cancelled Star Trek-esque show who are suddenly thrown into the midst of a real-life outer-space conflict. Honestly, we could spend ages telling you why it’s brilliant (“By Grabthar’s Hammer…”) but we’re pretty sure you already know, and you’re already checking your schedule to see if you can make the screening.
The Final Girls may not be as well-known yet, but Todd Strauss-Schulson’s meta slasher is absolutely brilliant and we are confident that the movie’s fanbase will grow and grow. It stars Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) as Max, a grieving teenager who agrees to attend a screening of the slasher film which starred her late mother (Malin Akerman) with her friends (including Alia Shawkat, Nina Dobrev, Alexander Ludwig and Thomas Middleditch), only to be sucked into the world of the film. Can they use their knowledge of the movie to survive? And how will Max react to meeting the fictional character played by her mum?
It’s hilarious, it’s moving and it’s visually inventive, and it’s frankly a crime that it didn’t get a wider release (it was released straight to DVD here in the UK, read our review here). The chance to see this on the big screen should not be missed!
The screening takes place at Somerset House on Saturday 13 August, with doors open from 18:30, and the films kicking off at 21:00. For more ticket info, head to the events page here, and to win one of five pairs of tickets, just answer the following question….
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