Though studios are releasing some of their films in hopes of restoring normalcy during an ongoing pandemic, it is hard to tell whether or not audiences will be watching them in an enclosed space. Luckily, drive-ins are becoming a part of the new norm. As such, we can experience the absolute hilarity of Christopher Landon’s newest upcoming slasher flick, Freaky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhEIL_-4HZM&feature=youtu.beThe film puts a bloody twist on the body-swapping plot by having seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton), an average high school student be the target of The Butcher (Vince Vaughn), her local serial killer. But when the mystical dagger he uses causes the both of them to switch 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.
As you can imagine, that is not going to be easy to accomplish considering that she is inside the body of the town serial killer. But it does leave room for a lot of comedy. And maybe some bloody sequences too.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Freaky:
“Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton, Blockers, HBO’s Big Little Lies) 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, Ghostbusters: Afterlife), ultra-fabulous Joshua (Misha Osherovich, The Goldfinch) and her crush Booker (Uriah Shelton, Enter the Warriors Gate)—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.”
Freaky also stars Celeste O’Connor, Misha Osherovich, Uriah Shelton, Dana Drori, Katie Finneran, Alan Ruck
Freaky is scheduled to open, appropriately, on November 13, 2020. Which also happens to be Friday the 13th.