Movie Review: ‘Freaky’ Is One Hell Of A Fun Flick!

February 7, 2021

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email:

When a movie gets a huge advertising campaign or a ton of attention on social media, I often find myself let down after I actually get to watch it. But that’s not the case with writer-director Christopher Landon’s (Happy Death Day, the Paranormal Activity franchise) Freaky.
In the movie, high schooler Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) is just trying to survive the cruel halls of Blissfield High and the evil of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the newest target of “The Butcher” (Vince Vaughn), the infamous serial killer who stalks her town, her lack of popularity becomes the least of her worries.
Part horror, part comedy, Freaky gets so much right. Newton plays the perfect balance of kind and quirky and is truly relatable. You really feel for her, but when her soul gets swapped with the killers, you can clearly see the change even in subtle ways, like her wardrobe and the looks she gives. Vince Vaughn kills it. He spends half the movie acting like a teenage girl which is hilarious. Here’s this 6’5″ tall, 200lbs+ guy running around like a 17-year-old girly-girl it’s funny. Casting could not have been better.
Horror fans will be pleased, there are a ton of gruesome kills that are clever and look great. The special effects are on point and appear to be both practical and CGI, and look pretty realistic.
There’s non-stop action and a smart storyline that keeps you on the edge of your seat. While this isn’t one of those elegant, complex movies, it is great for what it is, a fun flick filled with blood and gore that is entertaining from beginning to end. Of course, there are some great messages in there too, stand up for yourself, appreciate your friends, go after what you want, etc…
It doesn’t matter if you’re 16 or 46, Freaky will leave you laughing and entertained. I highly recommend that you check it out, luckily you don’t have to wait, it’s out on VOD and Digital now, and come February 9th, it’s available on Blu-ray and DVD with a horde of special features.

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