Freaky movie review - Aussieboyreviews
DOES FREAKY’S BODY SWAP BLEND LAUGHS AND SCARES PERFECTLY?
There’s plenty of suspense, humour and bloody horror gore! Freaky is definitely a fun and enjoyable horror-comedy for older teens and up, starring Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton and a fun body-swap story.
A cursed dagger causes a teenage girl in high school to switch bodies with a middle-aged serial killer. She and her friends discover that they must reverse the curse within 24 hours, or the body swap will be permanent.
Director: Christopher Landon
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Katie Finneran, Celeste O’Connor, Misha Osherovich, Alan Ruck, Uriah Shelton
Writer: Christopher Landon, Michael Kennedy
Release Date (Australia): 12 November 2020
Runtime: 102 minutes/1h 42m
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film contains thematic elements such as crude humour, horror themes and references to death.
The film contains scenes in which people are stabbed, impaled and a man is sliced in half by a table saw. These scenes are accompanied by depictions of large blood sprays.
The film contains use of the words “f**k”, “s**t”, “ass” and “bitch”, in addition to a use of the word “c**t”.
A man asks another man for drugs and makes verbal references to the side effects.
The film includes depictions of crude drawings of male and female genitalia.
The film contains crude sexualised humour including verbal sexual references and a brief sex scene.
R (for strong bloody horror violence, sexual content, and language throughout)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Kathryn Newton is a better psycho-killer than a teenage girl and Vince Vaughn is much better as a teenage girl than a psycho-killer. It’s the hilarious, silly, but undeniable truth revolving around Freaky’s performances, specifically tagging this appealing body-swap tale as a fulfilling pleasure that didn’t completely land in the bin with the other garbage horror-comedies.
The witty characters are definitely what make Freaky a fun movie worth a Halloween viewing. But it’s unfortunately only because the majority of the rest is pretty satisfactory. The humour, suspense and gore is absolutely brilliant. Horror-comedy fans just love experiencing moments of heavy suspense, touched by brutality and humour. Therefore, Freaky definitely lives up to the standards of an average audiences expectations.
Despite the very clever thoughts and excitement, the starting areas of the plot may also appear as bland to some people. This is a fun horror-comedy with suspense and laughs, but don’t expect actual terror or notably original ideas. There’s a dramatic aspect, a typical teenage aspect, and of course, the gruesome body swap.
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