Freaky, a slasher twist on a classic

Azael A. Gomez, Managing Editor

Freaky has it all for a slasher movie. It has heart, dark comedy, horror and creative sequences. Writer, director Christopher Landon of the Happy Death Day films and producer Jason Blum team up again. Landon brings his familiar style to a well known story but puts a killer spin on it.

The movie follows Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) a senior in high school who is tormented by the popular crowd. The night before the homecoming dance she becomes the next target of the Blissfield Butcher (Vince Vaughn), who uses a mystical dagger to switch bodies with Millie. As soon as the Butcher wakes up in Millie’s body he takes advantage of the opportunity to kill anybody he wants and the police do not suspect a thing.

The movie has fun with the premise and blends horror and comedy well. It is rated R, while most recent slasher movies have been PG-13. The movie is pretty comedic. Vince Vaughn gives a convincing performance as a teenage girl, and Kathryn Newton is brutal as the Butcher. 

Freaky came out last November and has been met with an overwhelmingly positive response from both critics and audiences. A sequel and a crossover, much like Freddy vs. Jason and Alien vs. Predator, with the Happy Death Day franchise being a possibility. Freaky could become the next horror franchise for Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Studio. 

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