Christopher Landon’s Freaky is a step up from Happy Death Day in terms of gore and bloodshed and remains a high quality comedy horror that borrows the Freaky Friday premise for a body swapped slasher flick which has lots of really cool kills. The movie is written quite well save for the slight cringe dialog every now and again by director Christopher Landon and first time screenwriter Michael Kennedy.
The real standouts here are the performances from Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton. Vince Vaughn playing a teen girl in her last year of high school with an awkward family life after losing her dad and Kathryn Newton able to be a loose cannon psychotic killer who is definitely not afraid to spill some blood. The slick look is also thanks to Laurie Rose (Rebecca (2020), Free Fire).
The place where this film loses some steam is when it tries to tug at your heartstrings, this film does try to add more emotional depth, but it kind of pulls the film down when it could have easily just been a very fun and bloody ride to the end. But, this doesn’t subtract much from the overall quality thankfully and the emotional scenes tend to be brief.