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Freaky | 2020 | R | – 6.8.8

content-ratingsWhy is “Freaky” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “strong bloody horror violence, sexual content, and language throughout.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes an interrupted sex scene, a sexual threat between three teen boys and a teen girl, a few kissing scenes between teen boys and girls as well as two teen boys and a teen boy and a man; many scenes of murder with an assortment of weapons including saws, wooden spikes, daggers, bottles, a sickle and a gun with a lot of blood and gore revealed, and nearly 40 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


After a teen girl (Kathryn Newton) is attacked by a serial killer (Vince Vaughn), she and the killer magically change bodies and proceed to wreak havoc on a town and with each other’s lives. Also with Alan Ruck, Katie Finneran, Mitchell Hoog, Uriah Shelton, Misha Osherovich, Melissa Collazo and Kelly Lamor Wilson. Directed by Christopher Landon. [Running Time: 1:41]

Freaky SEX/NUDITY 6

 – A teen boy thrusts into a teen girl while she leans over a car and she pushes him away telling him that he is taking too long and makes a crude anatomical reference (“It’s a vagina not an all-night drive through”), and the boy asks for her to manually stimulate him instead.
 Drawings on bathroom stall walls show several line drawings of penises and one with a girl’s face implying oral sex and a crude name for the act. Nude statues are seen in a house and bare breasts, abdomens, genital areas (without detail) and legs are shown. A teen girl wears a low-cut tank top that reveals cleavage. Teenage cheerleaders wear short skirts that reveal their bare legs to the upper thighs. A man showers in a locker room shower and we see his bare back and upper chest. While urinating in a stall, a man moves his hips side-to-side making a slapping sound (we do not see nudity). Drawings on bathroom stall walls show a line drawing of a person with a red anus and the words, “My anus is bleeding.”
 A teen boy and a teen girl kiss passionately. A teen boy takes another teen boy to a room and he kisses him (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details), and then threatens him if he tells anyone. A teen boy and a teen girl kiss. Three teen boys surround a teen girl and one boy talks to the girl about having sex with all three of the boys (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A teen boy kisses a man (it’s actually a teen girl in a man’s body) in the back seat of a car. A teen boy cuts his finger and a teen girl puts his finger in her mouth to lick the blood off as her teacher reprimands her for flirting.
 A teen girl looks at a teen boy with interest. A teen girl wakes up the morning after an attack and she looks in the mirror as if she doesn’t recognize herself; she then squeezes her clothed breasts. A teen girl touches another teen girl’s hair and the other girl asks, “Oh, are you…? It’s OK if you are,” and she does not reply. A teen boy touches a teen girl’s clothed buttock and makes a sexual remark (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A teen girl wakes up, kisses her fingers and presses them to the lips of a young man pictured on a poster next to her bed.
 Teens talk about crushes. A woman asks a man to have coffee with her, not knowing that the man is actually her daughter in the man’s body. A man (actually a teen girl in a man’s body) recites a love poem to a teen boy. A woman returns home and quizzes her teen son about a teen girl tied in a chair in the dining room; the boy says they are “role-playing,” the woman asks, “Isn’t role-playing a sexual game?” and the boy says yes and confesses to being straight, and his mother says, “You are not straight.” A teen boy makes a crude remark about a teen girl being dressed as a beaver (their school mascot costume). A teen boy talks about a rumor that a teen girl got a carrot stuck in her genitals. A man offers another man sex in exchange for drugs. Teen boys ogle a teen girl as she walks through a hallway. A teen girl asks another teen girl if a man molested her when he attacked her. A teen girl texts others that another teen girl is gay, and she writes that she is a “lesbian” and “vagitarian.” A teen boy asks a man about his size while the man is urinating and a teen girl reprimands him. A teen boy talks about going to a high school dance to wait for the drunken boys to realize that they are gay.


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Freaky VIOLENCE/GORE 8

 – A teen boy looks at expensive wines in a cellar and holds one bottle that he drops when he is startled; he picks up the shards of glass and a man grabs him by the hair, pulls his head on top of the wine rack, jams a bottle down his throat (we see the bulge in his throat), and the bottle breaks in his throat and pokes through the skin (we see blood). A man reprimands a teen girl as she enters a woodshop, she switches on the table saw and lunges toward the man with a screwdriver, the man throws her to the floor (she gets a bloody lip), she jumps on his back and he slams her into a wall a couple of times; she then falls to the floor, he kicks her in the abdomen and head a few times, she stabs him in the neck with the screwdriver (when he pulls it out, blood pours from the wound), and she kicks him backwards onto the saw table and pushes him through the blade cutting him in half (we see his head separate and blood and brain matter is visible). A teen girl is grabbed by a man, slammed onto a toilet and he closes the lid on her head repeatedly until we see her head smashed and blood pours. A teen boy is stabbed through the temples by a tennis racket that was snapped in half (we see blood pouring as he collapses). A teen girl is chased through a house, lifted off the floor and slammed onto a sharp point on a wall (we see blood dripping); a man and a woman come into the house and scream when they see the girl dead. A teen girl is told to hide in a cryotherapy chamber and the door is blocked from opening; we see the thermostat set to -300 degrees and the girl inside screams and when the door is opened, she is frozen solid and she falls out and shatters on the floor. Several teen boys surround a teen girl and one makes threatening remarks about the three boys having sex with her; she takes a bottle of liquor from one of the boys, hits him in the head with it knocking him out and breaking the bottle, she slashes another boy’s throat with the broken glass (we see blood gush), and starts a chain saw that she uses to cut the third boy’s genitals (he screams and we see blood splatter); we later see the bodies of the boys and one boy’s head is severed.
 A teen girl chases another teen girl, tackles her and she and two other teens hold her on the ground as a man with a knife stands over her; the man stabs the teen girl in the chest (we see blood) and he is shot in the back and falls dead. A teen girl slams a sickle through a wall behind a teen boy and stabs him through the eye (we see the blade in the eye and a lot of blood). A teen girl slashes a man with a sickle and a police officer shoots him in the leg (we see him limping with a bloody spot on his pant leg). A teen girl sits alone outside a football stadium as the lights are turned off and she sees a man standing in the parking lot holding a knife; he moves toward her and she screams and runs away hiding under bleachers until she thinks he has gone, she climbs out from the bleachers and he jumps out behind her, she runs and he tackles her, straddles her and raises a dagger over her stabbing her in the shoulder (we see blood on her shoulder and shirt and he has a bloody wound on his shoulder also); he then runs away and we hear whispering as the dagger handle glows red. A teen girl finds a door of her house open and follows noises in dark rooms until a man grabs her from behind and holds a knife to her throat; a police officer holds a gun on the man, she pulls the trigger but there are no bullets, and the man throws the officer and another woman that swings a chair at him, while the teen girl runs away and comes back with a knife; the man twists her arm, head-butts her (we see her with a bloody nose), she kicks him in the crotch, two other women hit him with chairs and the teen stabs him through the back with a piece of wood (the point is covered with blood and sticks out of his chest). End credits are accompanied by blood soaked images of dead bodies, mannequins with blood splatter on them, dripping blood, a severed head, a bloody heart, severed fingers and blood splatters.
 A teen girl with her hands tied is seated in a chair and another teen girl puts a sock in her mouth to keep her quiet (we see her with tape across her mouth also later). A teen girl with a box cutter moves toward a teen boy and a man hits her in the head with a golf club, knocking her out. A teen girl unties herself from a chair and chases a woman and a teen boy through a house with a butcher knife; she stabs the knife through a door and nearly hits the boy and he screams. A teen girl steals a dagger, slashes another teen girl on the arm and steals a police car speeding away as an officer in the station shoots at a man that enters twice and forces him into a cell.
 Teens walk through a glow in the dark putt-putt course decorated with ghosts and skeletons; a teen girl carries a box cutter and a teen boy holds a golf club and they are startled a couple of times by things jumping out at them and making loud sounds. A teen girl holds a butcher knife and moves toward a woman’s back until another woman takes the knife away to continue chopping food. A teen girl has a nightmare about an attack by a man with a knife; we hear metal slashing and thunder clapping. A man wears a mask made of what looks like skin in many scenes in the movie.
 A teen girl goes to a police station and says that she is in trouble; when an officer finds the girl trying to steal evidence, she holds a gun on her and tells her to drop it. Police chase a man and two teens out of a school and the three speed away in a car; they are chased by an officer in a patrol car and drive through an intersection and are nearly struck by a truck. A man approaches a teen boy and a teen girl in a school theater and they both scream and run away; the man chases them into the cafeteria kitchen and the boy throws trays of food and plates at the man, the girl hits him with a broomstick, they both hit him with serving ladles, the girl kicks him in the crotch, and the man throws the boy to the floor and slams the girl against into a shelf (both groan). A man runs across a street and is bumped by a moving car; a man on the other side of the street seems frightened as the man approaches, and a woman falls on the ground when he bumps into her and she screams when she recognizes the man as a killer; the man screams and runs away.
 A woman returns home and quizzes her teen son about a teen girl tied in a chair in the dining room; the boy says they are “role-playing” (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). A man is shown in an ambulance and the monitors flatline and beep. A teacher ridicules a teen girl for not being prepared for class and for arriving late; he slams a book on the desk and teases her for crying. A teen boy throws a can of soda at a teen girl wearing a mascot costume at a football game; he makes a crude remark about her being dressed as a beaver. A teen boy walks through a house looking at collector’s items including tribal masks and a dagger in a glass case and its handle glows red in several scenes. A teen boy makes a loud noise as he walks past a teen girl in a hallway and she is startled and bumps into lockers. A teen boy jumps and startles a teen girl causing her to spill her beer on her clothes; she becomes upset. Several teen girls surround another teen girl in a hallway and one makes fun of what she is wearing before they all walk away. A teen girl seems in shock after an attack and lumbers through her house as if she doesn’t recognize anything.
 People’s phones sound an alarm and we read that an emergency alert has been initiated after 4 teens were found dead. A man wakes up in an abandoned mill surrounded by mannequins and other items with what looks like blood on them and shards of glass poked in them; one has nails sticking out of its face. A man looks at himself in the mirror and screams; he asks another man that has entered if he looks like a teenage girl. A man puts on a mask as to not be recognized and stumbles into things because he can’t see through the mask; he runs into people in a parking lot and he trips and falls.
 A teen girl whispers in a teen boy’s ear, “I can’t wait to kill you.” A woman argues with her mother (we hear yelling from another room). A woman calls a teen girl and tells her that their mother has “passed out on the couch again” (apparently after drinking) and the teen has been waiting for her mother to pick her up from a football game. After kissing a teen boy, another teen boy threatens him if he tells anyone. People talk about the “Blissfield Butcher” and refer to serial killings in several scenes. A teen boy and a teen girl bicker in a couple of scenes. A woman talks about teens going to school dances and how many of them “end in tragedy.” We hear that a man died and his wife is having difficulty dealing with her grief. A TV screen shows the words, “A Town in Terror.” A teen boy left alone with a teen girl tied in a chair says, “I’m definitely gonna die this time.”
 A teen boy cuts his finger and a teen girl puts his finger in her mouth to lick the blood off. A teen girl shoves food in her mouth as if she is ravenous. A teen girl opens her mouth and lets a retainer fall out and onto the floor. A man says that he smells like “hot dog water.” A man urinates in a stall and we hear the trickle as it hits the water, and then hits the floor and he remarks how great it is to be able to urinate while standing up (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). A man picks a teen boy up off the floor and holds him against a wall while reprimanding him for bullying a teen girl; the boy urinates in his pants and we see the stain. Drawings on bathroom stall walls show a line drawing of a person with a red anus and the words, “My anus is bleeding.”


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Freaky LANGUAGE 8

 – About 38 F-words and its derivatives, 1 obscene hand gesture, 8 sexual references, 19 scatological terms, 14 anatomical terms, 12 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for gay people, name-calling (geriatric, stinker, underage debauchery, hag, you’re a piece, loser, macho, Debbie Downer, missy, lesser version of her, disgusting, stupid, Booker Hooker, sick, weird, freak, gross, hideous, sad, Murder Barbie, pathetic, crafty, psycho, bonkers), exclamations (oh my word, what on Earth, don’t freak out, wo, shut-up, oh my gosh), 2 religious profanities (GD), 24 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, God Knows, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Oh God, For God’s Sake, God No). | profanity glossary |


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Freaky SUBSTANCE USE

 – A man enters an abandoned mill and asks another man if he has any drugs (the other man says no). Teenagers drink beers and cocktails outside a house, teens drink alcohol at a large party, a bottle of wine is shown on a table next to a sleeping woman, and an empty bottle of wine is shown in a garbage can (implying that a woman drank it all).


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Freaky DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Death of a loved one, bullying, grief, loneliness, moving on, growing up, letting go, serial killers, guilt.

Freaky MESSAGE

 – Serial killers are hard to kill no matter what they look like.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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