Millie overpowers Charlene and locks her in a jail cell while the Butcher escapes in a police car. Later that afternoon, the Butcher lures Millie's crush Booker into a monster mini golf course to kill him, but Millie, Nyla, and Josh arrive just in time to save him. it’s a bold and declarative statement that love is love, and arguably one of the most important scenes in mainstream horror to date. Millie, Charlene, and their mother struggle to overpower the Butcher, but Millie finally kills him by impaling him with a broken table leg. Melissa is the owner and editor-in-chief of Horror Geek Life, and a Rotten Tomatoes-Approved Critic. Their fateful encounter gets twisted and wake up in each other’s bodies. The next day, bullied high school student Millie Kessler attends the Blissfield Valley High School homecoming football game, where she performs as the school mascot. Daniel Kurland Nov 23, 2020 Freaky's Best Kill Referenced A Hated Friday The 13th Sequel The synopsis: The following morning, the Butcher and Millie discover that they have switched bodies, and they both make their way to Blissfield Valley High School. [21], The film became available via video-on-demand in its fourth weekend and was the top-rented film on FandangoNow, fourth on Google Play, and sixth on Apple TV. At the Blissfield Valley High Homecoming dance, the Butcher kills four football players after three of them attempt to rape him, thinking he is Millie, and another forcibly kisses Josh. Millie Kessler in The Butcher's body (Vince Vaughn) and Booker Strode (Uriah Shelton) in 'Freaky,' co-written and directed by Christopher Landon. He stabs Millie in the shoulder with La Dola, causing an identical wound to instantly appear on his shoulder. Co-written and directed by Happy Death Day‘s Christopher Landon, Freaky is essentially Freaky Friday meets Friday The 13 th. Freaky is a 2020 American comedy slasher film directed by Christopher Landon, from a screenplay by Michael Kennedy and Landon, and starring Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Katie Finneran, Celeste O'Connor, and Alan Ruck. RELATED: The Art of the Jump Scare Through Horror History. "[28] Writing for The Globe and Mail, Barry Hertz gave the film 3 out of 4 stars, and stated, "Landon is not aiming to break new ground here – only to use well-trod territory for his own gag- and gross-out-happy ends. [23], On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 83% based on 200 reviews, with an average rating of 6.8/10. "[30], In November 2020, director Christopher Landon responded to a fan on Twitter who asked if Freaky and Happy Death Day were set in the same world, stating "They def[initely] share the same DNA and there's a good chance Millie and Tree will bump into each other someday. Jason Blum serves as a producer under his Blumhouse Productions banner. Continue reading for 10 things you didn’t know about Uriah Shelton. Available on Digital on January 26th and on Blu-ray and DVD on February 9th. Later, Millie and Booker talk about becoming a couple, and they kiss again. Set on Wednesday the 11 (note: two days before Friday the 13), writer-director Christopher Landon’s Freaky begins in the prerequisite slasher manner: A group of underage youngsters drink, laugh, and swap horror stories around an open fire. "Freaky" is a 2020 American comedy slasher film directed by Christopher Landon. As Millie waits for a ride home near the now-empty school, the Butcher attacks her. Freaky is another high-concept comedy horror film directed by Landon after Happy Death Day (2017) and Happy Death Day 2U (2019). Christopher Landon’s Freaky works as a fun horror-comedy, but as progressive as this movie wants to be… our host EJ Moreno … RELATED: Jake Gyllenhaal Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Donnie Darko’. A twist on Freaky Friday, the film centers on a teenage girl who unintentionally switches bodies with a middle-aged male serial killer. [19][2] In its second weekend, the film made $1.8 million, remaining in first place. Prepare for a Freaky take on the body-swap movie which only Blumhouse (makers of Happy Death Day & The Purge Franchise) could bring: a teenage girl switches bodies with a relentless serial killer! Specific plot details were not revealed, but the story was described as following a violent figure wreaking havoc in a small town. Freaky’s Killer Switch Edition continues the fun and scares with exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film and a feature commentary with Co-writer/Director Christopher Landon. [18], As of January 14, 2021[update], Freaky has grossed $8.9 million in the United States and Canada, and $6.2 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $15.1 million. Melissa served as an official film judge for the 2019 FEARnyc Horror Film Festival and 2017-2018 Women in Horror Film Festivals. But thanks to Landon's clever twists and go-for-broke performances from Vaughn and Newton, you'd be hard pressed to find a better way to party on the scariest date on the calendar than with this Freaky Friday the 13th. Starring: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Alan Ruck, Katie Finneran, Uriah Shelton. As midnight approaches, Millie finds the Butcher and both Nyla and Josh hold him down while Booker staves off the police. At school, the Butcher, now posing as Millie, kills Millie's chief tormentor Ryler by locking her in a cryotherapy tank in the girl's locker room. ‘Freaky’ is a new horror movie that’s being released on Nov. 13, which just so happens to fall on a Friday. Four teenagers are brutally murdered by a serial killer known as the Blissfield Butcher, who then steals an ancient dagger known as La Dola. Sign in with Facebook Sign in with email. He landed his first major film role in 2020 with the scary movie Freaky, and everyone is excited to see what he will do next. Later in August, it was announced that Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn had joined the cast of the film, with the screenplay being written by Landon and Michael Kennedy. [34], "Christopher Landon Set To Write & Direct New Horror Film For Blumhouse (EXCLUSIVE)", "Happy Death Day Director Offers an Update on His Upcoming Blumhouse Project", "Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton Topline Chris Landon Body-Swapping Blumhouse Thriller", "Georgia film and TV production at 36 in November, down from 43 in November 2018", "Day 35 - THE LAST DAY. Nyla and Josh research La Dola and discover that Millie must stab the Butcher with the dagger by midnight or else the body switch will be permanent. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is bringing the Blumhouse production FREAKY to digital platforms January 26 and Blu-ray and DVD February 9 in a Killer Switch Edition. Vince Vaughn's same-sex kiss in horror-comedy movie Freaky is not played "for laughs" as director Christopher Landon says he wanted it to be "true love scene". ", "Universal Continues To Dominate Paltry Pandemic Post-Thanksgiving B.O. [17], The film was made available via video on demand on December 4, 2020, by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From writer-director Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day, the Paranormal Activity franchise) and prolific horror producer Jason Blum (Halloween, The Purge franchise), comes a horror-comedy about a stalker, a high school senior, and the brutal truth about surviving high school. Now looking like a towering psychopath, Millie learns she only has 24 hours to reverse the curse and get her body back before the switch becomes permanent and she’s trapped in the form of a middle-aged maniac forever. Learn how your comment data is processed. Uriah Shelton, Actor: Lifted. [16] The studio spent an estimated $8 million promoting the film. Prepare to get Freaky with a twisted take on the body-swap movie when a teenage girl switches bodies with a relentless serial killer. One month later his family moved him to Magnolia Springs, Alabama, a small river community about 40 miles south of Mobile. From the twisted mind of writer-director Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day, the Paranormal Activity franchise), comes a horror-comedy about a killer, a high school senior, and the brutal truth about surviving high school.. Prepare for a FREAKY take on the body-swap movie which only Blumhouse, makers of Happy Death Day & The Purge franchise, could bring: a teenage girl switches bodies with a relentless serial killer! [20][17] It made $799,770 in its third weekend (including $966,470 over the four-day American Thanksgiving weekend) and was dethroned the following weekend by newcomer The Croods: A New Age. He believed the film celebrates its queerness and noted: "written by two openly gay men, Freaky doesn't stigmatize its characters for their otherness—moreover, the movie embraces it. Millie stabs the Butcher with La Dola and they switch back to their own bodies just as the police shoot down the Butcher. Millie, now in the Butcher's body, finds her best friends Nyla and Josh and proves her identity to them by performing the school mascot's dance routine and answering a series of personal questions. This is candy-coloured mayhem, bright and snappy and enjoyably wince-inducing in its desire to disgust. [7] In October 2019, Uriah Shelton, Alan Ruck, Katie Finneran, Celeste O'Connor and Misha Osherovich joined the cast of the film. 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The starring cast includes Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Katie Finneran, Celeste O'Connor, Misha Osherovich, Alan Ruck, Dana Drori, Uriah Shelton, Emily Holder, Nicholas Stargel and others. As Town Reels From Warner-HBO Max Windows Bombshell", "Vince Vaughn's Freaky is the serial-killer body-swap comedy you never knew you needed", "Critics Choice Super Awards | Critics Choice Awards", "@patty23392404 They def share the same DNA and there's a good chance Millie and Tree will bump into each other someday", "JASON BLUM REVEALS HOW CORONAVIRUS IS CHANGING MOVIES — NOW AND FOREVER", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Freaky_(film)&oldid=1001524509, Films with screenplays by Christopher B. Landon, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing potentially dated statements from January 2021, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Bob Shelley, Oliver Taylor, André Freitas, Dana Drori as Charlene "Char" Kessler, a police officer and Millie's older sister, This page was last edited on 20 January 2021, at 02:08. Millie's older sister Charlene, a police officer, arrives and scares off the Butcher. Millie wears a beaver costume as the school’s bullied mascot at the football games, and is perceived as a lonely coed hopelessly pining for the hunky jock Booker (Uriah Shelton) where they’re seniors at … Rated R for “strong bloody horror violence, sexual content, and language” it co-stars Celeste O’Connor, Misha Osherovich, Uriah Shelton, Dana Drori, Katie Finneran, and Alan Ruck. Starring Kathryn Newton, Alan Ruck, Uriah Shelton, Dana Drori, Celeste O’Connor, Misha Osherovich, Katie Finneran, Vince Vaughn. [22] It also made $474,610 from 1,502 theaters over that weekend. Amazon Commissions Earned The 2020 film “Freaky” is officially coming to Blu-ray Disc on February 9th, 2021, via Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Freaky is an enjoyable blend of horror and comedy, but its villain and his graphic nature take their cues from Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees. Freaky premiered at Beyond Fest on October 8, 2020, and was theatrically released in the United States on November 13, 2020, by Universal Pictures. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised Vaughn and Newton's performances, as well as the blend of horror and comedy. However, the survivors of the movie—Millie, Josh (Misha Osherovich), Nyla (Celeste O'Connor), and Booker (Uriah Shelton)—could all return. At the age of seven, he took a modeling class with his cousin, Charli. [6] One of the featured filming locations was Denmark High School (Georgia) in Alpharetta, Georgia, where all the school scenes were filmed. In the cozy town of Blissfield Valley, teens are gearing up for homecoming weekend. A Freaky Friday the 13th, ... (Uriah Shelton). Still in the car, Millie sees the Butcher enter the police station and runs in after him, but Charlene tries to detain her, unaware of the situation. Nyla tricks Charlene, the last officer in the station, into leaving so she can steal the dagger. Production was expected to begin in October in Atlanta, Georgia, and there was some speculation the film could be a reboot of Scream. Join or Sign In. Scripted by Landon and Michael Kennedy, Freaky stars Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O'Connor, Misha Osherovich, Uriah Shelton, Dana Drori, Katie Finneran, and Alan Ruck. Millie knocks both the Butcher and Booker unconscious, and she and her friends bring the two to Josh's house. Josh watches over the Butcher while Millie, Nyla, and Booker drive to the police station to obtain La Dola. Uriah Shelton (Booker Strode) In the role of Booker Strode, a fellow Blissfield Valley High School student and Millie's crush, Uriah Shelton played a romantic character in Freaky. The ending of Freaky leaves the mystical dagger that caused the body swap to occur still in play; if someone managed to acquire the weapon, it … The film, a Blumhouse production, directed and co-written by Christopher Landon, stars Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O’Connor, Misha Osherovich, Uriah Shelton, Katie Finneran, Emily Holder, Kelly Lamor Wilson, and Alan Ruck. From Blumhouse, the makers of Happy Death Day and The Purge franchise, Freaky is about a teenage girl who switches bodies with a relentless serial killer. He realizes his innocent appearance grants him immunity from suspicion and murders woodshop teacher Mr. Bernardi, another one of Millie's tormentors, with a table saw. Get Freaky this January! "[25] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B–" on an A+ to F scale, while PostTrak reported 77% of audience members gave the film a positive score, with 54% saying they would definitely recommend it. Starring Kathryn Newton, Vince Vaughn, Celeste O’Connor, Misha Osherovich, Uriah Shelton, Dana Drori, Katie Finneran, and Alan Ruck. [10] It has been inspired by various teen slasher movies, including Scream (1996) and Cherry Falls (2000). Prior to starting the publication in May 2016, she contributed to various horror publications and a member of Eli Roth's CryptTV. High school senior Millie (Kathryn Newton, Blockers, HBO's Big Little Lies) is just trying to survive being the unpopular kid when she becomes The Butcher's (Vince Vaughn) next target. Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton co-star in Christopher Landon’s horror comedy ‘Freaky.’ ... (Uriah Shelton). [2], Ryan Larson, of Consequence of Sound, gave the film an "A−," saying that "with an incredible supporting cast and two engaging leads, Freaky is an out and out blast that finds Landon inching closer and closer to slasher masters like Craven and Carpenter. "[29] His Name is Death editor Albert Nowicki considered the movie to be an effective slasher but also praised its "well-directed slapstick" and Vaughn's comedic performance. The veteran actor appears opposite rising star Kathryn Newton in “Freaky,” the buzzy body-swap slasher comedy from the creators of the hit “Happy Death Day” franchise. In October 2019, Uriah Shelton, Alan Ruck, Katie Finneran, Celeste O'Connor and Misha Osherovich joined the cast of the film. After tying the Butcher to a chair, Millie and Nyla try to explain the situation to Booker, who remains unconvinced until Millie recites a love poem she anonymously wrote to him weeks earlier. Uriah Shelton got his start in the world of acting at the ripe age of four. Prepare for a Freaky take on the body-swap movie which only Blumhouse (makers of Happy Death Day & The Purge Franchise) could bring: a teenage girl switches bodies with a relentless serial killer! Waiting outside in the car, Booker reveals that he has always liked Millie, and Millie divulges how she enjoys the newfound strength and confidence she feels while in the Butcher's body, and they kiss. "[24] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 66 out of 100 based on 37 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews. Not hyperbole. "[27], Heather Wixon, of Daily Dead, gave the film 4.5 out of 5, saying that "Freaky is easily one of the best supernatural slashers to come along in this era of modern horror, that perfectly blends together horror, humor, and heart seamlessly. Find Melissa on social media, Steam, and Xbox @horrorgeekmel. After faking his death in an ambulance, the Butcher follows Millie home and attacks her, mocking her physical weakness and anxiety. [14], Freaky had its world premiere at Beyond Fest on October 8, 2020. You have entered an incorrect email address! "[33] Producer Jason Blum has also expressed his desire for a Freaky sequel. Bonus Features on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital: Available on Digital on January 26th and on Blu-ray and DVD on February 9th. She has covered festivals and conventions around the country as press, including SXSW, PAX South and West, Dallas International Film Festival, Scarefest, Texas Frightmare Weekend, Comicpalooza, and more. "[26] Peter Travers, reviewing the film for ABC News, wrote: "Not every joke or jolt hits the mark. [15] It was theatrically released in the United States on November 13, 2020, by Universal Pictures. From Blumhouse, the makers of Happy Death Day and The Purge franchise, Freaky is about a teenage girl who switches bodies with a relentless serial killer. High school senior Millie (Kathryn Newton, Blockers, HBO’s Big Little Lies) is just trying to survive being the unpopular kid when she becomes The Butcher’s (Vince Vaughn, Wedding Crashers, Couples Retreat) next target. [5] However, Landon later debunked those rumors, stating that the project was to be an original story, taking inspiration from Mary Rodgers's Freaky Friday. The website's critics consensus reads, "An entertaining slasher with a gender-bending, body-swapping twist, this horror-comedy juggles genres with Freaky fun results. The police collect La Dola as evidence and initiate a manhunt for the Butcher. Sign in to customize your TV listings. [8][9], Freaky is another high-concept comedy horror film directed by Landon after Happy Death Day (2017) and Happy Death Day 2U (2019). It went on to debut to $3.7 million, topping the box office. Gonna miss all these people... #bodyswap", "Universal Sets Blumhouse Body-Swap Movie, "Slasher Comedy 'Freaky' Officially Dated for At-Home On Demand Release on December 4th! [3][4], The film made $1.45 million from 2,472 theaters on its first day, including $200,000 from Thursday night previews. [10][11], Principal photography lasted for 35 days, under the original title Freaky Friday the 13th. The Butcher eventually escapes Josh's house, and Charlene catches Nyla stealing La Dola. The hit body-swap horror from Blumhouse is headed towards its home release! Growing up, Uriah pursued interests in martial arts, piano, and soccer. 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. Freaky, an unabashedly gory but also oddly sweet feature from Christopher Landon, ... (Uriah Shelton). Uriah Shelton was born on March 10, 1997 in Dallas, Texas. [12] It began on October 21, 2019,[13] and was completed on December 12, 2019. And just as Vaughn can easily play both male murderer and winsome teen girl, so, too, can the charming Newton ace her required flips. This means underage drinking, hooking up, and unearthing the urban legend of the Blissfield Butcher, who loves to slaughter high schoolers. 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