freaky review

Filled with inventive kills, genuinely funny jokes, and a surprisingly warm heart, Freaky is one of the year’s most enjoyable films. It’s a blood-drenched horror-comedy that goes for big laughs, bigger gore, and wraps it all up in touching pathos that’s bound to catch more than a few viewers off guard. The original pitch for the film was Freaky Friday meets Friday the 13th, and if that isn’t enough to catch your attention, what is? A body-swap comedy crossed with a slasher flick, Freaky feels like it has something for everyone. It’s the best, and most inventive, slasher movie since Scream.

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Freaky Trailer - Kathryn Newton

Sadly, there’s no Friday the 13th in October. Perhaps that’s why Universal decided to wait until November to release Freaky, their wild body swapping horror comedy starring Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn as a high school girl and serial killer who accidentally end up trapped in each other’s bodies. Watch the new Freaky trailer below for some (s)laughter. Read More »

blumfest 2020

Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s nothing spookier than having to spend it on your own without friends and social fun. Luckily, for those who may have to stay at home this October, Blumhouse is holding the BlumFest 2020 Halloween event, bringing together the stars of Freaky, The Craft: Legacy, and of course, Halloween for a virtual fan event.

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Freaky Trailer

The body swap formula never seems to get old, with comedies like Vice Versa, Freaky Friday, Hot Chick and The Change-Up giving us different variations on the familiar trope. But take that premise and apply it to the horror genre, and you get something totally fresh.

Freaky is a new horror comedy from Blumhouse that finds a high school girl (Kathryn Newton of Blockers) switching bodies with a serial killer known as The Butcher (Vince Vaughn) thanks to a mystical ancient dagger. It sounds like a total dud on the surface, but if the first Freaky trailer is any indicator, the result is both hilarious and terrifying. Read More »

Blumhouse Body-Swapping Thriller

Every once in a while, the movie gods bless us with a concept so wacky that it’s hard to resist. Such is the case with a new Blumhouse body-swapping thriller from Happy Death Day director Chris Landon. The untitled film will find Vince Vaughn playing a serial killer who swaps bodies with a teenage girl, played by Kathryn Newton. Just to clarify: that means Vince Vaughn will be playing a teenage girl, and Kathryn Newton will be playing…well, Vince Vaughn. Sold!

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ryan reynolds detective pikachu

UpdateDetective Pikachu will hit theaters on May 10, 2019, according to Legendary Entertainment and Universal Pictures.

If you ever wanted Deadpool to provide the voice of a Pokémon character, today is your lucky day. Ryan Reynolds is going to be Detective Pikachu, because this is the age we live in. The live-action Pokémon film adapted from the video game Great Detective Pikachu will have Reynolds providing the voice of the monster detective. The film will have Pikachu teaming up with some human characters played by Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton for a mystery centered around a kidnapping. Long live cinema!

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Detective Pikachu movie cast

That live-action Pokémon movie, Detective Pikachu, is still happening, no matter how strange it might seem. Detective Pikachu continues to slouch its way towards existence by casting its female lead, Big Little Lies actress Kathryn Newton. There are no details on just who Newton is playing, but it’s safe to assume she’s not playing the eponymous pocket monster detective. More details about the Detective Pikachu movie cast await you below.

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little women first look

Little Women is one of the all-time classic American stories, so it makes sense that it’s being adapted into a television series by the…BBC? Well, not that much sense, but the British TV network excels in churning out high-quality period dramas, which bodes well for the new Little Women, especially since it has to live up to the defining  adaptation, the 1994 film starring Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, and Christian Bale at their ’90s wunderkind peaks.

BBC One and PBS’ Masterpiece’s TV adaptation doesn’t have quite the big-name cast that the 1994 Little Women had, but in the Little Women first look, it seems that they’ve captured the loveliness and charm of the novel.

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The start of Sundance means there’s heavy focus on indie films, but meanwhile the big-budget blockbuster sequel types are making news as well. After the jump:

  • See a whole bunch of stills from A Good Day to Die Hard
  • Watch a “Recovered File” from the Paranormal Activity 4 DVD
  • Now Mark Wahlberg says Transformers 4 will be a reboot
  • Here’s what Klingons will look like in Star Trek Into Darkness

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All of the disappointments of Paranormal Activity 4 boil down to one thing: This is a franchise that’s forgotten what made it so special in the first place. The original Paranormal Activity was terrifying not because it had expensive special effects or excessive amounts of gore, but because director Oren Peli expertly stretched the tension to the point where the softest creak of a door hinge could make us jump. 2 and 3 dialed the scares up a notch and expanded on the mythology, but that delicious suspense at the core remained the same.

In contrast, I don’t think I’ve ever been as relaxed during a horror movie as I was during Paranormal Activity 4. The scares are theoretically bigger and badder this time around, but sloppy storytelling from directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman undermines any impact they might’ve had. After three great installments, the little low-budget horror series that could has finally lost its way.

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