This wonderful genre-bending film from the writer-directors of the Happy Death Day franchise melds the body-swap comedy formula for horror fanatics.
When a high school girl swaps bodies with a serial killer, she tries to reverse the changes before they become permanent.
It’s a simple concept done incredibly well, with the actors involved absolutely stunning with their hilarious takes. Kathryn Newton — of Blockers and Big Little Lies fame — takes on the role of a vicious killer in high school cheerleader skin. She is menacing and vicious here.
Meanwhile, just when I began to forget about Vince Vaughn, he is a total riot as a teenage girl in a giant man’s body. Flexing his comedic muscles for the first time in ages, Vaughn channels the best of his performances in the mid-2000s, and is the real star of the show.
He alternates between entirely terrifying and laugh-out-loud funny, and this is a true showcase for Vaughn’s considerable talents.
Freaky is a great genre film, and an adult movie that will entertain you start to finish. This fresh take on a well-worn trope does everyone justice.