With Happy Death Day putting a horror movie twist on Groundhog Day, director Christopher Landon is now setting the audience up for another horror/comedy remake of Freaky Friday.
Check out the trailer for the body-swapping horror comedy, Freaky:
Here’s the full description:
Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton, Blockers, HBO’s Big Little Lies) 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 (Vince 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 premise for the movie is actually so simple that it’s a wonder why they never did this with the horror genre before. What are the odds that someone came up with this story just by trying to mash-up movie titles together, and they got Freaky Friday the 13th?
I think it’s also interesting that Vince Vaughn should be part of this film. Though he’s best known for his comedy work, Vaughn had actually taken a stab at the horror genre with the remake of Psycho from 1998. I wonder if they’ll ever mention it in this film, since this movie looks to be poking fun at several other horror tropes.
Catch Freaky when it comes out November, Friday the 13th.