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Freaks

  • Mystery
  • Drama
  • 2018
  • Zach Lipovsky
  • 105 mins
  • 15

Summary

A girl discovers a mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control. Sci-fi mystery, starring Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park and Lexy Kolker

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The opening of this slow-burning sci-fi mystery sees a paranoid dad (Emile Hirsch) isolating his seven-year-old daughter from the outside world in a heavily secured house. Ominous TV bulletins, the girl's ghostly visions and the presence of creepy ice-cream man Mr Snowcone (Bruce Dern), who's essentially a modern-day Child Catcher, create a suitably foreboding atmosphere, despite the sun-drenched suburban locale. However, directors Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky have twists, turns and some nifty special effects up their sleeves, and deliver a surprising and refreshing riff on "gifted child" flicks like Firestarter or The Fury. Hirsch and especially Dern give committed performances, but it's Lexy Kolker as the precocious poppet who shines brightest in this low-budget gem.

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Credits

Cast

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DadEmile Hirsch
Mr SnowconeBruce Dern
Agent RayGrace Park
MaryAmanda Crew
ChloeLexy Kolker

Crew

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DirectorZach Lipovsky
DirectorAdam B Stein

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing
Formats
Colour
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