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A fun horror/comedy romp. Surprising amount of gore.
Outstanding. Gets the balance of horror/comedy perfect. Close to, if not the most fun I've had watching a movie this year.
Same director as Happy Death Day, and the overall vibe is pretty similar, while being a pretty different sort of horror/comedy. Definitely recommended if you liked that movie.
Christopher Landon tries to repeat the success of Happy Death Day with Freaky, exchanging Groundhog Day for Freaky Friday in his slasher mix and... It's okay fluff. The thing about body swapping movies is that I find their believability hinges on the actors being able to give one another's performances. And Vince Vaughn as a teenage girl is about as believable as Kathryn Newton being the perpetually bullied high school loser (though she can definitely play a psycho killer). Despite a couple of gory moments, Freaky is really more teen comedy than horror film, and the stakes feel pretty low when you realize killing off any of Newton's friends would be unbearable, and that only bad people are going to die. So when there is a particularly bloody moment (and there are some very good kill gags, mostly loaded up front), it's at odds with the tone (as is, for example, the rapey band of jocks). Watchable? Sure. In a middling Buffy episode kind of way.
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