Freaky is a thrilling, funny, and refreshing twist on the body-swapping movies we have seen over the years.
I have seen my fair share of body-swapping films but none like Freaky. I mean, a body swap between a serial killer and his latest victim that may be permanent if not reversed by midnight is definitely a unique twist. So of course, I was intrigued…especially after watching the trailer (which you can find below).
Knowing that the swap involves a serial killer, I expected there to be some deaths but I was in no way prepared for just how gruesome they would be. Let’s just say that they definitely did not hold back in coming up with some creative ways for his victims to die. The death scenes were so graphic that at one point I had to turn away from one of the scenes involving a table saw. Oh, and they wasted no time in starting off the killing streak either.
I have seen Vince Vaughn in more serious roles but seeing him as the psychotic killer, The Butcher, felt a little weird for me. Don’t get me wrong, he sold his serial killer portrayal (probably a little too well) but I enjoyed his character better when he was “Millie”. Seeing him portray a teenage girl was comical and more in the lines of the kind of roles I am used to seeing him in. On the flip side, I think Kathryn Newton did a great job portraying a serial killer. In fact, I didn’t like her character until she became a serial killer.
To balance all of the killings, there was also a lot of comedy. The real scene-stealer though was Josh, played by Misha Osherovich. He was too much and I just loved it! Between Josh and The Butcher (as Millie), I was able to compile a list of the Funniest Freaky Movie Quotes because it was that funny.
Freaky definitely kept me in suspense. It was a great combination of thrilling and funny and if you are into that sort of thing, you should definitely check it out. Given its mature content, the use of bad words, and drug references, I would not allow the younger kids to watch this film. If the older kiddos can handle the death scenes and the other factors I listed earlier, then they just may enjoy this film as well.
Freaky is now in theaters!!!
Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) is just trying to survive the bloodthirsty halls of Blissfield High and the cruelty of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the newest target of The Butcher (Vince Vaughn), her town’s infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries.
When The Butcher’s mystical ancient dagger causes him and Millie to wake up in each other’s bodies, Millie learns that she has just 24 hours to get her body back before the switch becomes permanent and she’s trapped in the form of a middle-aged maniac forever. The only problem is she now looks like a towering psychopath who’s the target of a city-wide manhunt while The Butcher looks like her and has brought his appetite for carnage to Homecoming.
With some help from her friends—ultra-woke Nyla (Celeste O’Connor), ultra-fabulous Joshua (Misha Osherovich) and her crush Booker (Uriah Shelton)—Millie races against the clock to reverse the curse while The Butcher discovers that having a female teen body is the perfect cover for a little Homecoming killing spree.