Max Cartwright is a high school senior struggling with the tragic death of her mother, a celebrated '80s scream queen. Max is mysteriously transported with her friends into a 1980s horror film starring her departed mother, Amanda. Trapped inside the movie, Max finds herself reunited with her mom, but now Max and her friends must fend off the camp counselors' raging hormones, battle a deranged machete-wielding killer, and find a way to escape the movie and make it back home.