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First Trailer and Poster for Body Swap Horror FREAKY

First look at the new horror from the director of Happy Death Day.

With Happy Death Day, writer-director Christopher Landon gave us a clever and fun horror spin on the Groundhog Day format. With his latest movie, Freaky, he's taken another popular movie trope - the body swap - and rejigged it for a horror setting.

The film stars Kathryn Newton as a high-schooler who finds herself swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer (Vince Vaughn). Celeste O’Connor, Misha Osherovich, Uriah Shelton, Dana Drori, Katie Finneran and Alan Ruck also star.

Freaky is in US cinemas November 13th (a Friday no less, making this a Freaky Friday the 13th). A UK/ROI release date has yet to be announced.

Check out the trailer and poster below.

The official synopsis reads:

Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton, Blockers, HBO’s Big Little Lies) 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’s 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, Ghostbusters: Afterlife), ultra-fabulous Joshua (Misha Osherovich, The Goldfinch) and her crush Booker (Uriah Shelton, Enter the Warriors Gate)—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.

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