Blumhouse’s latest slasher comedy Freaky mixes the oomph of Happy death anniversary with the horrors of high school for an incredibly good time. Naturally, Freaky The Friday the 13th release is no accident, and the film contains numerous references to the franchise of the same name – as well as other body-swap films.
Shy 17-year-old Millie (Kathryn Newton) reluctantly switches bodies with infamous local serial killer The Butcher (Vince Vaughn) and has only 24 hours to switch back on as she tries to contain The Butcher’s murder spree. Through this out-of-body experience, Millie finds her voice and eventually learns how to stand up to her high school bullies. . . At least those who are still alive.
The subject of leaving the body to learn a life lesson may sound familiar. From The hot chicken to Crazy FridayThere are several other movies that use the same plotting device with different results. Here are just a few more body-swap movies to stream after Freaky.