October, Freaks of Nature opened quietly in about 100 or so theaters, made around $100k, and then was gone.
Maybe Sony saw how funny other, better Horror Comedies like Deathgasm, The Final Girls, and What We Do in the Shadows were, and decided this one wasn't going to reach the same comedic level, and just didn't bother to promote it. Or do much of anything with it, other than bury it.
That's a shame, really, because even though Freaks of Nature wasn't perfect, it didn't deserve such shitty treatment by its own Studio.
I know, it sounds kinda silly, but it's a movie. Let's just accept it and move on.
|YES, ZOMBIES EAT CANNED BRAINS.|
|SOMEHOW, THEY ALL END UP NAKED TOGETHER.|
|QUICK, PULL OFF HER BRA AND USE IT AS A WEAPON!|
I guess it's not a bad movie in general, but it sure is an uneven one that suffers from trying to do too much all at once. A tighter script could have made it something special.
|ALL THAT POTENTIAL...|
Vanessa Hudgens played one hell of a sex-bomb, and she provided a really nice visual distraction throughout the movie. We're actually kinda surprised at how decent of an actress she is. We're not at all surprised that Mackenzie Davis is a good actress, because she's great on AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, and so it's natural that the QT was probably the best actor of the bunch in this one.
It was also fun, and genuinely odd as hell, to see famed director Werner Herzog providing the voice of the alien leader. Where in the hell did that bit of casting come from?
|BLOOD IS DEFINITELY HER COLOR.|
|DID WE MENTION THAT THE VAMPIRES IN THIS MOVIE EXPLODE WHEN STAKED? BECAUSE THEY DO.|
|MAN DO WE EVER MISS TOMMY GAVIN.|
As it stands though, if you can excuse its clutter, then you'll probably find Freaks of Nature about as enjoyable as we did... which is to say, mostly.
Freaks of Nature is available now on VOD.
Vanessa Hudgens and Mackenzie Davis make for a perfect pair of sexy vampiresses.