FREAKY: 2020 (HBO Max) This movie is billed as a cross between the Jamie Lee Curtis film Freaky Friday and Friday the 13th. Gary and I liked Freaky Friday, and since my daughter and son-in-law thought it was “entertaining,” we decided to take a chance. But Martha warned us to “Be prepared for some blood and gore especially at the beginning.” The critics’ consensus on Rotten Tomatoes was “An entertaining slasher with a gender-bending, body-swapping twist. This horror-comedy juggles genres with Freaky fun results.” When the 17-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) becomes the target of the Butcher (Vince Vaughn) she thinks she will die. But when the Butcher stabs her the mystical dagger, something strange happens. When they wake up the next day, they have switched bodies, and learn that they have 24 hours to switch back again. Otherwise, it will be permanent. It’s amusing to see Vaughn wake up and realize that he’s a 17-year-old. Both actors make that believable, but Vaughn’s reaction is the funniest. I liked him as a teenager, and the scene with the girl’s mother was sweet, but he reverts back to the serial killer when his body and mind are one. There is a lot of comic book-style violence, and we appreciated Martha’s warning. Gary commented that he knew what they were trying to do, i.e. make a slasher comedy, and they succeeded, but it would never be listed as one of his favorites. I agreed that it wouldn’t make my list either. GRADE C