Film Preview: Freaks (2019)

Page Revisions:

(July 14, 2019) Original
(July 21, 2019) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#2)
(August 11, 2019) New Trailer (#3)
(September 8, 2019) New Release Date (changed form 8/23/19)

Release Date:

September 13, 2019


From IMDb: “In this genre-bending psychological sci-fi thriller, a bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father’s protective and paranoid control.”

Poster Rating: C / B-

Review: (#1) The design is more understandable after seeing the trailer, but it looks like a knock-off rather than a defined film poster.

(#2) A little more compelling than the first design with an actual stake for the audience. There are a handful of interesting details, but perhaps not quite enough.

Trailer Rating: C / C+ / C

Review: (#1) This trailer finds no purchase on the steep slope of expectations not met. It’s a trailer that struggles mightily to create suspense while not giving anything away and in doing so never gets the audience invested.

(#2) There’s not much different from the prior trailer except in making the Bruce Dern character seem less creepy and predatory. There’s still not enough of an idea of what the film’s about, at least not enough to make it daring or interesting.

(#3) No matter how they seem to cut the trailer for this film, it never feels more than a cheap direct-to-video quality science fiction film.

Oscar Prospects:


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