The past few years have given us some pretty impressive horror comedies, with films like Cabin in the Woods, What We Do in the Shadows, or even The Final Girls earlier this month – it seems like the often tricky genre might be making one of its best resurgences yet. A new trailer for Freaks of Nature – the latest addition to the genre has just been released too, and it looks like this might be up there with Cabin in the Woods in terms of pure scale. Although, I don’t think it’ll quite live up to the same quality that the former did.
Boasting a pretty incredible cast including Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Vanessa Hudgens, Denis Leary, Cerina Vincent, Bob Odenkirk, Joan Cusack, Keegan Michael-Key, Patton Oswalt, and more, the film was originally supposed to be Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, before Natural Selection filmmaker Robbie Pickering took over at the helm.
Check out the trailer below:
Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
“In Freaks of Nature, we welcome you to Dillford, where three days ago, everything was peaceful and business as usual: the vampires were at the top of the social order, the zombies were at the bottom, and the humans were getting along in the middle. But this delicate balance was ripped apart when the alien apocalypse arrived in Dillford and put an end to all the harmony. Now it’s humans vs. vampires vs. zombies in all-out, blood-sucking, brain-eating, vamp-staking mortal combat – and all of them are on the run from the aliens. It is up to three teenagers – one human, one vampire, and one zombie – to team up, figure out how to get rid of the interplanetary visitors, and try to restore order to this “normal” little town.”
I will say, I definitely would have liked to have seen Hill’s take on this from a directorial standpoint. The trailer both impressed me and worried me at the same time though because while the premise is awesome and the cast is solid nearly all the way around, there were moments when the blood, sexual innuendos, and humor looked like they might be going overboard at points. While I hope that the film itself has a much more balanced tone, the trailer seemed a bit uneven, and I’m curious to see if I’ll end up wishing Hill had directed it instead of Pickering.
Either way, it looks like we can add Freaks of Nature to the continually growing list of horror comedies coming out these days, with a majority of them featuring some of the best comedic voices in the industry today. I’d be lying if I said that last scene with Patton Oswalt didn’t make me laugh too, and it looks like Freaks of Nature might be one of the most insane rides of the year. I just hope the film’s overall quality matches its premise and on-camera talent.
Freaks of Nature is set to hit theatres on October 30th.
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