By: Pauline De Asis
We didn't expect much before watching the film but with a unique story to tell, Freaks simply blew us away and made us wanting for more. The cinematography was excellent and the special effects done neatly plus it was equipped with decent sound effects making the entire experience enjoyable.
Chloe (Lexy Kolker) is a 7 year-old girl locked inside the house by her father (Emile Hirsch). Imagine having a huge fear on going outside as bad people could come and kill you, but at the same time you'll be curious and fascinated with everything on what you are missing in your life. Well, we can say that Lexy Kolker was the best fit for the role given her innocent look that made us cringe and nervous the whole time. She definitely sold us the trauma for us to experience what her character was going through and felt the agony even with her small gestures.
This film is definitely genre-bending as they say and to be honest, this isn't what we anticipated. It is different but in a good way with mysterious vibes written all over it. There are a lot of alarming and engaging scenes, especially with a kid involved in danger. The ideas alone were taken seriously and kept us thrilled the entire time.
Is it just paranoia for Chloe’s father? Overall, Freaks really excelled right up to the final moment with the reasonable amount of ferocity but not too gruesome. I love how the total outcome as Freaks really need the full attention it deserves. Watch it for yourself and be emotionally dragged into the danger when it opens in cinemas this Friday.
Cast: Emile Hirsch, Lexy Kolker, Grace Park
Directed by: Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky
Distributed by: TBA Studios
Opens August 23 in PH cinemas