Whether one considers it a comedy with horrific moments or a horror film that just happens to be really funny, at least Freaky isn’t another parody, nor is it the kind of self-aware meta-horror purveyed in such films as The Cabin in the Woods. With smart writing, amusing performances and a wild spin on a familiar premise, saddling it with a dumb mash-up title like Freaky Friday the 13th would have been a disservice.
Kay Cannon has taken the well trodden teenage sexuality comedy film and given it a good shake. I thought that I was done with these type of films after watching umpteen iterations of American Pie and the likes of Superbad. The latter was genuinely funny, with likeable characters and a simplistic plot. Blockers has similar plus points but also a split perspective plot that was surprisingly enjoyable.