Freaks (2018) is a science-fiction thriller film directed, written, and produced by Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein. This is not the first time the duo have worked together since they met as contestants on the reality show for emerging filmmakers On the Lot (2007). After that, they directed some episodes and also are responsible for Disney family-friendly adventures and science-fiction TV series Mech-X4 (2016– ) and the TV movie Kim Possible (2019).
In the genre-bending psychological sci-fi thriller Freaks (2018), a bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father’s protective and paranoid control. Little Chloe has always lived under the care of her father, obsessed with protecting her from the dangers of the outside world, to the point that he doesn’t allow her to leave the house. One day, the girl sneaks out, finding a world that she had only been able to imagine until then. The already bizarre reality will blend with fantasy through the childish eyes of the film’s young heroine.
Freaks (2018) is starred by Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Lexy Kolker, Amanda Crew and Grace Park. The movie had a wide international festival run last year being part of the line-ups of Toronto International Film Festival and Vancouver International Film Festival both in Canada, Sitges Film Festival in Catalunya, Trieste Science+Fiction Festival in Italy, Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina, Paris International Fantastic Film Festival in France, Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival in Estonia, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival in Belgium, Horrorant Film Festival in Greece, Imagine Film Festival in the Netherlands, Future Gate Sci-fi Film Festival in the Czech Republic, Glasgow Film Festival in the UK and a huge bunch of American events like Miami Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival or Newport Beach International Film Festival only to name a few. In that run, it managed to collect a good number of winnings and nominations, and achieved mostly positive reviews.
Freaks (2018) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2018. Two days later, Well Go USA Entertainment acquired distribution rights to the film. It is scheduled to be released on August 23, 2019. The new official trailer is already out and you can watch it here:
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