Freaks (2019): Review by @Kush_Hayes
Its rare these days that I see a movie in the theater that I know zero about, including not having seen a trailer. Its even rarer that I leave that movie not only sitting all the way through, but enjoying it on a level where Im disappointed that there arent more people seeing it as well. 2019s Freaks, written and directed by the team of Adam B Stein & Zack Lipovsky and distributed by Well Go USA on a limited run is what you get when you take the superhero genre, and give it not just an interesting story but tell that story through compelling characters. Not everything in the story is thrust upon us, but rather important details of our universe are sprinkled throughout its 1hr 45min run time.
Our cast list is short, but thats what enhances its abilities to move the story along. The majority of this movie is shared between Emile Hirsch and newcomer Lexy Kolker and their chemistry together is fantastic. When we meet them, things seem somewhat normal, and then Dad shouts at daughter to not look out the window. We go through their daily routine and again, things seem normal, but then we see more of their home. There are half empty bottles of water and sports drinks littered all over the house. The windows that arent completely blocked off with duct tape everywhere, are barricaded with random objects much like something out of Night of the Living Dead. And based on the way we have Canned Foods displayed, If you didnt know better, you would say we are currently in some kind of apocalypse.
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