Freaks turned out to an overall intriguing watch that held my interest- 4 stars. Recommend if you’re looking for something new to watch in the genres or looking to pass the time.
***Do not continue reading unless you don’t mind some spoilers***
What’s it about? Chloe lives with her father in semi-isolation. She’s taught to act normal and stay inside as the bad guys will kill her and her father if they go outside. Chloe has met another little girl, Harper, who lives across the street and she learns things her father doesn’t want her learning. Enter the somewhat creepy ice cream man (perhaps a nod to the movie?) and things slowly begin to unravel and make sense. At this point, the movie picks up the pace. Prior to this, it tries to be mysterious, scary, and confuse the viewer (I personally didn’t think it was needed as it would have stood on it’s own without this but maybe you’ll feel different). Once it gets moving, we learn that Chloe and her family are the abnormals, aka freaks, and a government agency is trying to eliminate them as the second generation has powers unlike any ever seen. If the cast hadn’t been so fabulous, I would have rated it lower, but they upped the ante. There’s a lot more to it, but will leave it at this as I’m not giving away all spoilers.
If you’re looking for a thriller, horror, sci-fi combo, this is it. Definitely worthy of a watch.
Parental guidance/trigger warnings: some swearing, violence (woman and man gets their eye stabbed with a pen, physical fighting, bombs dropped), death (via guns or mentions of other ways), father puts daughter in a closet when she doesn’t listen, experiments on people/locking them in a facility against their will, forcing people to do things against their will.