On this episode we are previewing Hulu’s new teen horror drama Freakish. It stars Leo Howard (Kickin’ It), Liza Koshy (Tyler Perry’s Boo: A Madea Halloween movie), Adam Hicks (Zeke and Luther), Aislinn Paul (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Tyler Chase (The Walking Dead), Meghan Rienks (AwesomenessTV), Melvin Gregg (Class), Chachi Gonzales (East Los High), Mary Mouser (Body of Proof), and Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead).
Freakish is about a group of high school students, some there for Saturday detention, practices and other school activities, and the basketball coach that get trapped inside the school after the alarm sounds because something may have gone wrong at the town’s chemical plant. They retreat inside to the old fallout shelter. Yet, it turns out not to be a drill, as the town looks to be decimated and a toxic cloud is surrounding the area. They can’t seem to contact anyone outside the school and see no signs of life out the front door of the school.
I am not much of a horror fan, but I really liked Freakish. I’ve seen the first four episodes and while it has some gory moments, it’s really not about that. It’s a survival story, where you have to band together with those you don’t like or agree with to figure out how to stay alive in an extreme situation. It has the feel of those types of horror/zombie movies, where a group gets trapped in a grocery store or mall. Or, in this case a school, with something potentially nefarious and deadly outside trying to get in, but mixed with high school drama. The cast is mostly newcomers to me, as Chad L. Coleman and Mary Mouser were the only ones I recognized from their previous work. But, they are mostly doing solid work here. I like the setup and some of the twists that come up and that you don’t know the what, who or why that caused this. It creates and keeps a spooky vibe and as being dropped at the perfect time leading up to Halloween. I look forward to watching the remaining six episodes.
Watch the Trailer for Freakish
Does Hulu’s Freakish sound like something you’ll binge when it premieres Monday, October 10th with all 10 episodes?
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