Freaky is a 2020 American comedy horror film directed by Christopher Landon. It stars Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Katie Finneran, Celeste O’Connor, and Alan Ruck. The film is a twist on Freaky Friday, and tells the story of a teenage girl who unintentionally switches bodies with a serial killer.
About Freaky (film) in brief
Freaky is a 2020 American comedy horror film directed by Christopher Landon. It stars Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Katie Finneran, Celeste O’Connor, and Alan Ruck. The film is a twist on Freaky Friday, and tells the story of a teenage girl who unintentionally switches bodies with a middle-aged male serial killer. Freaky premiered at Beyond Fest on October 8, 2020, and was theatrically released in the United States on November 13, 2020. It received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised Vaughn and Newton’s performances, as well as the blend of horror and comedy. It was originally reported that the film was to be a reboot of Scream, but Landon later debunked those rumors, stating that the project was taking inspiration from Mary Rodgers’s original story, which was written by Landon and directed by Vaughn and Kathryn Newton. The movie was later announced that Jason Blum would be serving as a producer under his Blumhouse Productions banner, but no other details about the plot were revealed.
It is set in a small town in Georgia. Four teenagers are brutally murdered by a serial killer known as the Blissfield Butcher, after which he steals an ancient dagger known as La Dola. The next day, bullied high school student Millie Kessler attends the homecoming football game, where she performs as the school mascot. As Millie waits for a ride home near the now-empty school, the Butcher attacks her. He stabs Millie in the shoulder, causing an identical wound to instantly appear on his shoulder. Millie stabs the Butcher with LaDola, and they switch back to their own bodies just as the police shoot down the Butcher. The following morning, Millie and the Butcher make their way to Blissfield Valley High School, where they both discover that they have switched bodies.