'Freaky': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Blumhouse horror comedy starring Vince Vaughn

A 'pitch-black horror-comedy about a slasher, a senior and the brutal truth about high school'

                            'Freaky': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Blumhouse horror comedy starring Vince Vaughn
(Blumhouse Productions)

'Freaky' is a horror-comedy coming to theatres this year on Friday the 13th which will line up in the month of November. Produced by Blumhouse productions, it joins a huge plethora of releases from the horror genre and is quite anticipated by many — especially because of its star-studded cast.

Written by Christopher Landon known for his works such as 'Paranormal Activity', here comes a "pitch-black horror-comedy about a slasher, a senior and the brutal truth about high school." Here is all you need to know about the films' upcoming release.

Release date

'Freaky' will release in theaters on Friday, November 13, 2020.

(Blumhouse Productions)


The official synopsis reads, "17-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn 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 (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 is 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), ultra-fabulous Joshua (Misha Osherovich) and her crush Booker (Uriah 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."


Vince Vaughn as Blissfield Butcher

Actor Vince Vaughn attends Tim Ferriss and Vince Vaughn: In Conversation at the 2017 Vulture Festival at Milk Studios on May 20, 2017, in New York City (Getty Images)

Vaughn is known for his roles as Jeremy Grey from 'Wedding Crashers' and Bradly Thomas from 'Brawl in Cell Block 99'. He also has producer credits from 'The Break-Up' where he starred alongside Jennifer Aniston as Gary Grobowski and also 'Couples Retreat' where he played the role of Dave. His most recent acting roles include 'North Hollywood' (2020), 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' (2020)' and 'The Binge' (2020).

Kathryn Newton as Millie

Kathryn Newton attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Newton is most easily recognized for her roles as Abigail Carlson from the hit series 'Big Little Lies' and Julie from 'Blockers.' Besides, 'Freaky,' the young actress has a release titled 'The Map of Tiny Perfect Things' in post-production.

The other members of the cast include Uriah Shelton known for 'Enter the Warriors Gate' as Booker, Celeste O’Connor known for 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife', Misha Osherovich known for 'The Goldfinch', Alan Ruck known for HBO’s 'Succession', Katie Finneran known for 'Why Women Kill' and Dana Drori known for Hulu’s 'High Fidelity'.


The horror-comedy is directed by Christopher Landon with Landon and Michael Kennedy (known for 'Bordertown') serving as writers. Landon is known for 'Happy Death Day' and the 'Paranormal Activity' franchise. Jason Blum serves as producer with Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno serving as executive producers. Blum is recognized for 'Halloween' and 'The Invisible Man'. The release is produced by Blumhouse Productions in association with Divide/Conquer. 


The trailer first seems to be a coming-of-age comedy only for it to be quickly derailed into the horror genre when high-school student Millie ends up in the body of a killer. After convincing her two best friends through a cheerleader dance that she was in fact Millie trapper in an adult killer man's body, they realize that the killer has Millie's body. He, of course, trapped in Millie's body, plans to kill many people, so how will Millie stop all of this and get her body back?


Where to watch

Catch 'Freaky' in theaters on Friday, November 13, 2020.

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