FREAKS OF NATURE

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FREAKS OF NATURE REVIEWED

“Freaks of Nature” is an amazing film that feels like something a 16 year old would write. The film takes place in a society where zombies, vampires and humans live in a rather bizarre food chain. Unfortunately, aliens have just invaded and societal norms go straight to hell. Bolstering an all-star cast featuring everyone from Joan Suack to Patton Oswalt to Denis Leary, I have to wonder why this film didn’t get more attention. After all, it seems like the kind of film that the Internet was created to praise.

If I really had to put a finger on why it didn’t have huge crossover success, I guess it would boil down to the three leads. While vampire girl, zombie dude and lead boy aren’t any different than your typical genre leads, they don’t exactly do anything to set them apart. While I can’t speak for the other leads, I’ve seen Josh Fadem’s works in other venues. The guy’s funny and doesn’t get any major moments.

That’s kind of the problem with world building. If you’re going to slam headfirst into high concept, you spend a great deal of time explaining away your setup. While the film isn’t top heavy in that regard, the three leads have to explain their relationship against that backdrop. That’s a lot of plates to spin and little time to initially wow the audience. Hence, the never-ending onslaught of notable faces in supporting roles.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Opening

A/V QUALITY STATS

  • 1080p 2.40:1 transfer
  • DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track

RELEASE DATE: 2/9/16

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