Since it was announced in August 2019, the concept of the movie Freaky (2020) was welcomed as a very attractive one. Another horror-comedy with a silly body-swapping story produced by Jason Blum and directed by Christopher Landon, the guy behind Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014), Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015), and the two successful Blumhouse movies Happy Death Day (2017) and its sequel Happy Death Day 2U (2019). This past weekend the movie came out in some international theaters and the reception confirmed the most optimistic of the expectations.
The movie centers on seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton), who 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.
Together with the main stars of the show Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn, Alan Ruck, Uriah Shelton, Katie Finneran, Dustin Lewis, Dana Drori, Charles Green, Deja Dee, Kelly Lamor Wilson, and Melissa Collazo also star. Christopher Landon is directing from a screenplay he has written in collaboration with Michael Kennedy.
Principal photography for Freaky (2020) lasted for 35 days under the original title Freaky Friday the 13th. It began on October 21, 2019, and finished on December 12, 2019. The movie is Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, sexual content, and language throughout. After its theatrical release on November 12, 2020, via Universal Pictures, the movie will be available on Video on Demand and Blu-ray on January 4, 2021. Here you can watch its final trailer.
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