Freaky interviews: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, & co-stars on horror comedy

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

FREAKY, the body swap slasher from HAPPY DEATH DAY (watch it HERE) director Christopher Landon, is reaching theatres today, November 13th, and we're already hearing a lot of good word-of-mouth on this one. Our own JimmyO was a fan, and he got the chance to talk to several of the stars! In the video embedded above, JimmyO discusses FREAKY with Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O'Connor, and Misha Osherovich.

Scripted by Landon and Michael Kennedy, FREAKY also stars Uriah Shelton, Dana Drori, Katie Finneran, and Alan Ruck. The synopsis: 

This November, on Friday the 13th, prepare to get Freaky with a twisted take on the body-swap movie when a teenage girl switches bodies with a relentless serial killer. 

Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Newton) 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 (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 (O’Connor), ultra-fabulous Joshua (Osherovich) and her crush Booker (Shelton) — 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.

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 a Blumhouse production, in association with Divide/Conquer. Jason Blum produced the film, with Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno serving as executive producers.

This movie looks like a lot of fun to me, I can't wait to check it out for myself.

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.