As the year comes to a close, there are some movies still worth reviewing that I may have missed due to either scheduling issues or life getting in the way, as 2020 seems to be excellent at. One of those films stars Kathryn Newton as a young girl names Millie trying to make her way through high school. She’s the school mascot, gets good grades, but socially only has a couple close friends, and the popular girls treat her like an outcast. The town is currently under terror from a killer ‘The Butcher’ (played by Vince Vaughn) on the loose, and now has his sights set on Millie. When the killer finds a weapon with magical properties to use on Millie, he finds his body has swapped with his victim, and Millie is not faced with being inside the body of a serial killer. In this ‘Freaky Friday’ like twist with a slasher flick flavor, I think ‘Freaky’ did a great job at bringing life into a old trope with new and interesting twists with great acting from both Vaughn and Newton.
‘Freaky’ blends a high school teen flick with gory, insanely violent bloodshed that will satisfy any horror fan. I was excited about the cleverness of the kills by ‘The Butcher’ crafted expertly by director Christopher Landon who also co wrote the story. This is not meant for younger kids or I’d go as far to say middle schoolers, so go in with that expectation. Next halloween when things get back to normal DO NOT forget about this film.