We've been excited for Daily Dead readers to see Christopher Landon’s new horror comedy Freaky ever since Heather Wixson gave it a 4.5 star review at Beyond Fest. The film was released in theaters on November 13th, but if you're avoiding public places during the latest COVID-19 surge, we're pleased that you'll soon be able to enjoy the new film from the comfort and safety of your own home, as Universal will release Blumhouse's Freaky on VOD beginning Friday, December 4th.
The VOD release date announcement was made on Twitter, including a link to the various VOD platforms the film will be released on.
You can check out the announcement below, and go here to catch up on our previous coverage of Freaky, including Heather Wixson's interviews with Christopher Landon and Kathryn Newton!
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 film also stars Alan Ruck (Succession), Katie Finneran (Why Women Kill), and Dana Drori (High Fidelity).
From the deliciously debased mind of writer-director Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day, the Paranormal Activity franchise) comes a pitch-black horror-comedy about a slasher, a senior, and the brutal truth about high school.
Freaky is written by Christopher Landon and Michael Kennedy (Fox’s Bordertown) and is produced by Jason Blum (Halloween, The Invisible Man). The film is produced by Blumhouse Productions in association with Divide/Conquer. The executive producers are Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno."
— Freaky (@UniversalHorror) November 23, 2020