- 1 hr 42 min
Freaky is a 2020 American horror-comedy film directed by Christopher Landon and starring Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, and Celeste O'Connor. The film is a twist on the classic body-swap genre, in which an awkward high school girl, Millie Kessler, played by Kathryn Newton, finds herself switched into the body of a notorious serial killer, known as the Blissfield Butcher, played by Vince Vaughn. The result is a wild, bloody ride full of unexpected moments of humor, horror, and heart.
The story begins in the small town of Blissfield, where Millie lives with her single mom and older sister. Millie is a typical high school outcast, struggling to fit in and find her place in the world. Meanwhile, the Blissfield Butcher is wreaking havoc on the town, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake. One night, after attending a football game, Millie is attacked by the Butcher, who stabs her with a magical ancient dagger that he stole from his latest victim. Miraculously, instead of dying, Millie wakes up the next morning to discover that she has swapped bodies with the Butcher.
At first, Millie is horrified by her new situation, trapped in the hulking, male body of a ruthless killer. However, she soon realizes that she has a limited amount of time to reverse the spell before it becomes permanent. Meanwhile, the Butcher, now trapped in Millie's body, is delighted to be able to blend in with the high school crowd and do whatever he wants without arousing suspicion.
As Millie tries to navigate her new life as a homicidal maniac, she discovers that the Butcher's power has given her newfound confidence and strength. She takes advantage of this by seeking revenge on those who have wronged her in the past, overcoming her fears and coming into her own as a fierce, courageous young woman. But with each passing hour, the stakes get higher, and the Butcher gets closer to achieving his ultimate goal: killing Millie's friends and family and taking over her life for good.
Freaky is a unique blend of horror and comedy, with plenty of gore and jump scares to keep audiences on the edge of their seats, but also many moments of lighthearted humor and heartwarming character development. The chemistry between Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton is fantastic, with both actors giving standout performances in their respective roles. The supporting cast, including Celeste O'Connor as Millie's best friend Nyla and Misha Osherovich as her flamboyant classmate Josh, also shines in their roles, adding depth and humor to the story.
Overall, Freaky is a fun, entertaining movie that is perfect for fans of horror comedies and fans of the body-swap genre. It is a refreshing take on a classic formula, with enough twists and turns to keep audiences engaged, and a surprising amount of heart and empathy for its characters.
Freaky is a 2020 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 67.