Trailer, About, About Freaky, Cast & Crew, Critic Reviews
Freaky is a 2020 American comedy slasher film directed by Christopher Landon, from a screenplay by Michael Kennedy and Landon, and starring Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Katie Finneran, Celeste O’Connor, and Alan Ruck. A twist on Freaky Friday, the film centers on a teenage girl who unintentionally switches bodies with a middle-aged male serial killer. Jason Blum serves as a producer under his Blumhouse Productions banner.
Freaky premiered at Beyond Fest on October 8, 2020, and was theatrically released in the United States on November 13, 2020, and internationally on July 2, 2021, by Universal Pictures. The film received positive reviews from critics, who praised Vaughn and Newton’s performances, as well as the blend of horror and comedy.
Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler spends her days trying to survive high school and the cruel actions of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the latest target of the Butcher, the town’s infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries. When the Butcher’s mystical dagger causes him and Millie to magically switch bodies, the frightened teen learns she has just 24 hours to get her identity back before she looks like a middle-aged maniac forever.
- Rating: R (S Content| Language Throughout| Strong Bloody Horror Violence)
- Genre: Horror, Comedy
- Original Language: English
- Director: Christopher Landon
- Producer: Jason Blum
- Writer: Michael Kennedy, Christopher Landon
- Release Date (Theaters): Nov 13, 2020 Wide
- Release Date (Streaming): Dec 4, 2020
- Box Office (Gross USA): $9.0M
- Runtime: 1h 41m
- Distributor: Universal Pictures
- Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
- Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)
Cast & Crew:
- The Butcher
- Nyla Chones
- Josh Detmer
- Charlene Kessler
- Coral Kessler
- Mr. Daniels
- Ginny’s Dad
- Ginny’s Mom
- Booker Strode
Keyed into its worldview and has fun with it in clever ways. It walks the line so so delicately, I was happily taken aback by this one.
July 9, 2021 | Full Review…
Robbie Collin Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review
The film has its moments, but a camp Vince Vaughn is a device of diminishing returns.
July 3, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Kevin Maher Times (UK)
Freaky zips by amusingly enough, but its concepts never quite pop like they did in Happy Death Day, nor does it push the envelope enough for a film that references the dark masterpiece that is Heathers so early on.
July 2, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Clarisse Loughrey Independent (UK)
Freaky isn’t half as odd as it could be, and it’s less satisfying as a result.
July 2, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Hannah Strong Little White Lies
When it’s in the mood, horror can be a sexually subversive genre; it can also be a flagrantly non-PC one. Freaky treads a treacherous line between the two with aplomb.
July 1, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Robbie Collin Daily Telegraph (UK)
While not quite on a par with Happy Death Day, Freaky is an ebullient slasher that strikes a perfect balance of comedy and carnage.
June 28, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
James Dyer Empire Magazine
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