- Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn.
- July 2nd 2021
- Christopher Landon
Kathryn Newton swaps bodies with Vince Vaughn’s serial killer in this hilarious slasher comedy.
There have been some great body-swap films throughout the years – Freaky Friday, Big, 17 Again – and now Freaky can be added to that list.
This horror-comedy tells the story of The Butcher (Vince Vaughn), a serial killer who pops up in Blissfield around Homecoming and kills a bunch of high school kids.
But he makes a mistake when he attempts to kill Millie (Kathryn Newton) using a sacrificial knife, and instead of murdering her, they swap bodies.
Millie – now looking like The Butcher – must convince her friends of the swap and make a plan to stop the killer (now looking like Millie) before he strikes again.
Body swaps always have so much potential for comedy and that is certainly the case here. Not all the jokes work but the success radio was still pretty high.
It was a genius move casting a man as tall and well-built as Vaughn to play an awkward high school girl and his performance is hilarious.