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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-19-2020

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | NOVEMBER 19-25, 2020 ENTERTAINMENT 19 'Freaky' combines laughs and jumps for a scary good time HHHH Over the last couple of months as I return weekly to Cinemaworld in Lincoln and wave to the few employ- ees staffing the counter and stop to converse with them, I glance around at the empty lobby and keep asking myself where every- one is. I do understand the economics of major distribu- tors holding back their "big" films they've invested so much into since they know they're not going to recoup their money now in light of the pandemic. Last week, while I was interested in checking out "Jungleland" with Charlie Hunnam, which was filmed on location in Fall River, Mass., I instead opted to check out "Freaky" and it's a decision I'm glad I made. "Freaky" is from Blumhouse Films, which over the last few years has been releas- ing smart, small budget horror films that have been scoring at the box office. "Get Out," "The Invisible Man" and "Fantasy Island" are just a few of their recent hits and "Freaky" definitely fits the mold of another potential win for executive producer Jason Blum. Interestingly, launching after Halloween and before Thanksgiving, "Freaky" takes place in the small town of Blissfield leading up to homecoming weekend. The film opens with the predictable setup of four teens drinking and hanging out at one girl's house, talk- ing about the "Butcher," a deranged sociopath who has been murdering kids since the nineties. Without fail, the Butcher (Vince Vaughn) Film Unfiltered TOM BURKE See FREAKY, Page 22

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