Freaky Blu-ray Review


  • Director : Christopher Landon
  • Actors : Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Katie Finneran, Celeste O'Connor, Alan Ruck
  • Writers : Michael Kennedy, Christopher Landon
  • Producers : Jason Blum
  • Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French Canadian (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), French Canadian (DTS 5.1), Spanish (DTS 5.1)
  • Studio : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Subtitles: : French Canadian, Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio : 2.39:1
  • MPAA rating : R (Restricted)
  • Media Format : NTSC, Subtitled, Digital_copy
  • Run time : 1 hour and 42 minutes
  • Release date : February 9, 2021


         Nostalgia has been a big moneymaker for Hollywood in recent decades, pillaging the successes of the past for reboot and repurposing. Although never explicitly said, it is quite clear that Freaky is a mash-up of two unrelated film classics from the past: Freaky Friday and Friday the 13th. Beyond the shared word in the title of each film, there is nothing connecting a family body-swap to a bloody slasher, and it often feels as though the filmmakers stopped trying to do anything else clever after coming up with the unique premise. What we get is a perfunctory horror comedy with a lazy script and none of the references to the two films which inspired it that might have given the entire outing more nuance. At the very least, it would have been nice to see some stylistic references, but this is filmed in the blandest way possible.