Imagination Connoisseur, Jason Webster highly found David Landon’s horror-comedy, FREAKY, to be one of the most enjoyable films of 2020.
Teenage high school girl Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) unintentionally switches bodies with a middle-aged male serial killer nicknamed the Blissfield Butcher (Vince Vaughn). Now, she must get her body back with the help of her friends Nyla Chones (Celeste O’Connor) and Josh Detmer (Misha Osherovich).
What do you get when you cross Halloween (1978) and Freaky Friday (2001)? Well, you get Freaky.
This film is one of most enjoyable films of 2020.
Directed by David Landon, this film lives or dies on the performances of Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn. Fortunately, Vince Vaughn gives one of the best comedic performances of his career and Kathryn Newton (Lady Bird) oozes charm, charisma and talent and is one to seriously watch out for over the coming years. She matches Vaughn stroke for stroke in this film.
The film is not pretentious because those involved in its production clearly understood the film is nothing more than what it is – a fun ride.
If you like horror films in the vein of Jennifer’s Body (2009) and Happy Death Day (2017) you will like Freaky.