Freaky Review (2020)

My History With the Film:
Freaky was one of those movies that seemingly came out of nowhere. It was announced in the summer of 2020 with a hilarious trailer. Quickly, Freaky became one of my most anticipated movies and on New Year’s Eve, I sat down to check it out.

What The Film Is About (Non-Spoiler):
A teenage girl’s body swaps with a serial killer after he attempts to kill her with an ancient knife.

What I Liked About It:
-Vince Vaughn (The Butcher) was fantastic at portraying a teenage girl and that made for the most laughs.

-The team of Kathryn Newton (Millie), Celeste O’Connor (Nyla), and Misha Osherovich (Josh) worked quite well. They felt like a group of real friends and that cohesiveness made the movie work.

-Uriah Shelton (Booker) might have stolen in the show in a couple of scenes with Vince Vaughn.

-The gore was good and impressive. The movie pulled no punches and definitely took advantage its R rating.

-There was some serious depth given to Millie and her family which wasn’t necessarily needed for this type of movie, but I appreciated it. It’s always nice when horror films pause to give us a reason to care about the characters we are watching.

What I Didn’t Like About It:
-This is one of those movies where the trailer contains all the best jokes and gags. I highly recommend skipping the trailer if you haven’t seen it already.

-Not enough dialogue was given to Kathryn Newton (Millie) once she was turned into the killer. Her physical presence was quite different, but with the lack of dialogue her conversion wasn’t nearly as impressive as Vaughn’s.

Additional Notes:
-The majority of the film takes place on Friday the 13th. The movie was originally titled Freaky Friday the 13th and was released on Friday, November 13th, 2020.

-It’s revealed that Booker’s last name is Strode in the football scene.

Freaky was good, but not great. It’s definitely a very average horror film that takes a fun spin on the whole Freaky Friday dynamic. Is it worth your time? Sure. Just don’t go in expecting this to be in your top ten. I’d rate Freaky a three out of five and say it’s worth a rental.



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