Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Blumhouse’s upcoming new comedy thriller Freaky. The movie offers a twisted yet amusing take on the body swap story when a teenage girl switches bodies with a menacing and deadly serial killer.
The movie comes from director Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day, the Paranormal Activity franchise), and it stars Kathryn Newton (Blockers) and Vince Vaughn. Judging from the trailer, Freaky looks like it’ll be a fun and enjoyable flick worth checking out! I’m a fan of the Happy Death Day films, so I’m definitely willing to watch this.
The movie is described as a “pitch-black horror-comedy about a slasher, a senior, and the brutal truth about high school.” Here’s the synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Newton) is just trying to survive the bloodthirsty halls of Blissfield High and the cruelty of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the newest target of The Butcher (Vaughn), her town’s infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries.
When The Butcher’s mystical ancient dagger causes him and Millie to wake up in each other’s bodies, Millie learns that she has just 24 hours to get her body back before the switch becomes permanent and she’s trapped in the form of a middle-aged maniac forever. The only problem is she now looks like a towering psychopath who’s the target of a city-wide manhunt while The Butcher looks like her and has brought his appetite for carnage to Homecoming.
With some help from her friends—ultra-woke Nyla (Celeste O’Connor, Ghostbusters: Afterlife), ultra-fabulous Joshua (Misha Osherovich, The Goldfinch) and her crush Booker (Uriah Shelton, Enter the Warriors Gate)—Millie races against the clock to reverse the curse while The Butcher discovers that having a female teen body is the perfect cover for a little Homecoming killing spree. The film also stars Alan Ruck (Succession), Katie Finneran (Why Women Kill), and Dana Drori (High Fidelity).
Freaky is set to be released on November, Friday the 13th. Enjoy the trailer!