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‘Freaky’: Blumhouse’s comedic horror dominates US box office

Being the weekend’s only major release, the horror comedy “Freaky: In the Body of a Killer” topped the US box office, debuting with $ 3.7 million domestically.

Internationally, the Blumhouse feature has grossed $ 1.9 million in 20 markets.

In all, the Terror debuted with a solid $ 5.6 million worldwide.

“The horror will have a much larger theatrical presentation than other films in the genre would normally have,” said Jim Orr, president of national distribution at Universal Pictures, who was very pleased with the feature film’s box office outcome. amid the coronavirus pandemic. . “Christopher Landon has a huge talent for making these films. He can mix terror and comedy like no other.

Recently, Blum was asked about the possibility of a continuation and hasn’t ruled out the idea.

“I think a sequel would be a good idea. I would love to do that and I’m ready, ”he said, very directly.

Considering that most of Blumhouse’s films have become blockbuster franchises, like “Paranormal Activity” and “A Night of Crime,” everything suggests that “Freaky” may follow the same path.

What do you think of the idea?

On Rotten Tomatoes, the feature opened with 92% approval, scoring 7.70 / 10 based on 12 reviews to date.

Discover the main reactions:

“Imagine ‘Crazy Friday’ meets ‘Friday the 13th’ and you nailed it” – We Live Entertainment.

“The movie is a love letter to slashers and teen productions, but it’s also a cinematic hug covered in blood” – Bloody Disgusting.

“Vaughn and Newton are having fun like never before in this mix of horror and comedy” – JoBlo.

“Freaky” is smart, touching, and fun ”- IGN Movies.

“’Freaky’ is one of the best supernatural slashers of this era” – Daily Dead.

“Freaky” has received a high age rating and may only be viewed by adults or with a guardian.

The report was categorized as “strong and bloody violence, sexual content and inappropriate language”.

The thriller is directed by Christopher Landon (“Death Makes You Happy”), who also signs the screenplay alongside Michael Kennedy. Jason Blum enters as producer.

Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton), 17, is just trying to survive in the bloody halls of Blissfield College and the cruelty of the mob. But when she becomes the new target of Butcher (Vince Vaughn), her town’s infamous serial killer, her final year of school becomes the least of her worries. When the Butcher’s Mystical Dagger causes him to switch bodies with Millie, Millie discovers that she only has 24 hours to get her real body back before being trapped forever in the body of the middle-aged butcher. The only problem is that she now looks physically like the psychopath who is the target of a manhunt across town while the maniac looks like a 17-year-old teenager, about to go to prom. With the help of two friends (Celestre O’Connor and Misha Osherovich) and their crush Booker (Uriah Shelton) – Milline races against the clock to reverse the curse as the Butcher finds out that having a teenage body is the way to go. perfect cover for a little murderous frenzy in the city.

Dana Drori, Katie Finneran and Alan Ruck complete the cast.

The Terror will air in national theaters on December 10.

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