Is it possible? Can it be true? Is this another horror-comedy? The answer is yes. This time they decided to mix things up by combining zombies, vampires and aliens. Yes, freaking aliens. And although this sounds like a recipe for disaster, Freaks of Nature is actually an entertaining and funny movie. Perhaps a bit too hipstery oriented, but what can you do. The story is zany (and most of the times incoherent) and the special effects are awesome. There’s a lot of blood and dismemberment, which is always a nice thing to see in these movies. With likable and well-developed characters, Freaks of Nature is a really good movie. My main objection is that feels a bit shallow, although this is something we should expect from this type of movie.

Freaks-of-Nature-[2015]-PosterWelcome to Dillford, a small town where the impossible has happened: Zombies, Vampires and Humans all live in harmony. A fragile harmony, but a harmony nonetheless. If you were feeling that there was something missing in Dillford, you were right and that thing were Aliens! Now, with these changed circumstances an all-out war breaks out and three teenagers must try to save their lives and their lovely city…

This shallowness shows its ugly face several times during the movie, usually in a form of a self-initiated circle-jerk (you know what I mean) leading to some preachy conclusions. There are also a fair number of jokes that just fall flat. A humbler approach could have made this movie a cult classic, since this is the thing that they were aiming for. Especially when you see the supporting cast: Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, Denis Leary, Keegan-Michael Key, and Werner Herzog. They tried just a little bit too hard. Anyways, this doesn’t take much from this bloody romp so be sure to check out Freaks of Nature.

Director: Robbie Pickering

Writer: Oren Uziel

Cast: Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Fadem, Denis Leary, Ed Westwick, Joan Cusack

Fun Facts: The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2010 Blacklist; a list of the “most liked” unmade scripts of the year.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1817771/

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