And Vince Vaughn has finally redeemed himself for that godawful remake of PSYCHO from a few years back. He’s so flippin’ good in this movie, playing the part of a teenage girl flawlessly. His counterpart, Kathryn Newton, is just as good in the role of the deranged psychopath trapped in that teen’s body. Together they are powderkeg good, though they really aren’t onscreen together that much. Fortunately the supporting cast is comprised of quality actors portraying characters that have distinct personalities all their own; there are no cardboard cutouts in this film, no typical slasher film fodder. FREAKY is even funnier than similar Horror-Comedies, but the humor never overpowers. Honestly I don’t have a single negative thing to say about this one.
As if that wasn’t enough, FREAKY is chockfull of homages to other Horror flicks, particularly of the slasher subgenre. It is a love letter to those kinds of films rather than a parody, and watching it, especially the early scenes, only made me miss Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers all the more. While we’re forced to wait for those guys to make their next appearances in theaters, though, we have FREAKY. And that’s not nothing.
Take a bow, FREAKY crew. And get to work on that sequel!