Universal Pictures has released another trailer for Blumhouse’s upcoming new horror-comedy thriller Freaky. The movie tells the twisted story of a teenage girl who switches bodies with a relentless and deadly serial killer. The movie is described as a “pitch-black horror-comedy about a slasher, a senior, and the brutal truth about high school.”
The movie was directed by Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day, the Paranormal Activity franchise), and it stars Kathryn Newton (Blockers) and Vince Vaughn. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen from the trailers, it looks like it’ll be a funny and entertaining flick! Body swapping stories is nothing new, but this one takes the concept and does something different and unique with it.
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. Check out the new trailer and tell us what you think.