I actually think that’s a joke in the film.
“Freaky Friday The 13th”. Director Christopher Landon of Happy Death Day returns once again to flip horror on its head, with the body-switching bloodbath hijinks of Freaky.
Kathryn Newton stars as “final girl” Millie Kessler. You know, blonde. Doe-eyed. Innocent as heck. Except she’s not the final girl, as Vince Vaughn‘s ‘Blissfield Butcher’ enters the film to remove her from the equation. The equation then becomes a mess of old-time curses and funny daggers, with the 2 switching bodies. Yes, the blonde, doe-eyed, innocent Newton is now the killer, while Vaughn has to act the hell out of being a teenage girl.
An intro that pays homage to the slasher films its gore is derived from, it suitably begins to flip-flop after the body swap. The change in leads and plot direction, sees uproarious circumstance occur, while our heroine grows in her new body. Against the clock, she enlists the help of her friends as the killer figures out that their job is a little easier when you’re the final girl.
Newton and Vaughn expertly handle their Freaky change, as subtle changes in stature and manner allude to their new affliction. Adding in the dynamic of a timer, along with mostly natural growth amongst our characters provides for a fun romp through an old story.
With gore from the era of slasher, some questionable jokes and great inclusion, Freaky is a fun way to get back into the cinema for a little bit of spice, and a whole lot of freaky.
More than enough jokes about its inspiration, and the gore that Director Christopher Landon was probably PLEADING for in Happy Death Day, Freaky is a fun romp through days of old in the new.
It really is that b*tch.