'Freaks of Nature' [Blu-Ray]
(Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Fadem, Vanessa Hudgens, Ed Westwick, Mae Whitman, Denis Leary, et al / Blu-Ray / R / 2016 / Sony Pictures)
Overview: In 'Freaks of Nature', we welcome you to Dillford, where three days ago, everything was peaceful and business as usual: the vampires were at the top of the social order, the zombies were at the bottom, and the humans were getting along in the middle. But this delicate balance was ripped apart when the alien apocalypse arrived in Dillford and put an end to all the harmony!
Blu-Ray Verdict: I have to say that this movie completely threw me through the loop of what to expect from such a genre film! All good stuff, let it be said, 'Freaks of Nature' is just a one-of-a-kind film that will have you wishing that it never stopped!
Starring an awesome cast of up and comers alongside old hands, such as Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Fadem, Vanessa Hudgens, Ed Westwick, Mae Whitman, Denis Leary, Keegan-Michael Key, Bob Odenkirk, Joan Cusack, Patton Oswalt and Pat Healy, the story takes place in the town of Dillford; where zombies, vampires and humans have all been living together peacefully, for years. When aliens attack them, the three different species all start fighting again; killing each other off before the aliens even get a chance. Three outcasts teenagers (a human, a vampire and a zombie) must ban together, to save themselves and their town. They must teach their neighbors to overcome biases, in order to do so (of course).
The film is action-packed, and hilarious; it's also got a rocking 'punk rock' soundtrack! I love the premise; and it actually has a very positive and insightful message, for everyone. It's jarring how quickly it goes between clever comedy, excessive gore and smart social commentary. Sure there are a few moments of cheesy CGI combined with some actually good practical effects, but it gives the film its charm!
One thing that makes me love this movie so much is that as soon as I finished watching it I immediately wanted to watch it again! Again, the mix of cast is awesome, the directing is bad ass and the script is brilliant. I also love monster movies, so I might be a little biased, but I loved it and I honestly think you will too! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of: