Horror and humor worked extremely well for writer/director Christopher Landon and Blumhouse through two (and hopefully a third) Happy Death Day films. Why not see if the formula can work with the body-swapping horror-comedy, Freaky, which is basically Freaky Friday mixed with a slasher film. Yes, please.
The body-swapees in this case are Vince Vaughn, as an aging serial killer, and Kathryn Newton as a high school girl, which makes for some seriously awkward stuff with Vaughn acting like a silly teen. Vaughn has been busy lately doing a lot of really dark stuff, such as Brawl in Cell Block 99, and it’s good to see him having fun again.
Also starring Celeste O’Connor, Misha Osherovich, Uriah Shelton, Dana Drori, Katie Finneran, and Alan Ruck, Freaky hits theaters on November 13th. Yep, that’s Friday the 13th.
SYNOPSIS: 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.