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The Hilarious Horror-Comedy That's Dominating Amazon Video's Top 10

Quality content drops on streaming services on a regular basis, and even if you spend your entire waking hours watching movies and shows, you'd be hard-pressed to keep track of it all. Fortunately, you can narrow it down to the absolute cream of the crop by taking a glance at Amazon Prime Video's Top 10 list, which allows you to handily see what lots of other viewers have deemed worth watching. 

Right now, comedy and horror fans are in for a particularly tasty treat, thanks to the horror-comedy that's carving its mark on the streaming giant's Top 10. The movie comes from Christopher Landon, whom genre enthusiasts will recognize as the man behind the cult horror comedy Happy Death Day and its sequel, Happy Death Day 2U. Those movies follow a Groundhog Day-style plot of living the same day all over again. In a similar vein, this new movie takes its inspiration from a classic comedy device and subverts it to horrifying effect.  

Let's take a look at the hilarious horror-comedy that's dominating Amazon Prime Video's Top 10.

Freaky is a slasher tale with a twist

Freaky has a setup you've seen in dozens of slasher movies: A small town is plagued by a hulking serial killer known as the Blissfield Butcher (Vince Vaughn), who targets local youths and eventually sets his sights on a bullied high school student called Millie (Kathryn Newton). However, a mishap with a magical dagger causes the pair to swap bodies, Freaky Friday-style. What follows is a significantly different R-rated movie than you might have expected, as the Butcher continues to wreak havoc as the comparatively frail, yet innocent-looking Millie. Meanwhile, the heroine has to adjust to a much larger and stronger, middle-aged frame, while trying to figure out how to stop the killer and reverse their condition. 

Without giving the movie's numerous twists and turns away, it's not exactly a surprise that Freaky is proving popular with the Amazon Prime Video audiences. Not only is its premise absolutely delicious, but the Los Angeles Times notes that critics have showered praise on the leads. Some have even called Vaughn's performance his "career-best work." Indeed, the physically very different actors both knock it out of the park, as they take turns playing a ruthless killer and an insecure, nuanced teen. 

All in all, fans of fun and gore alike would do well to add Freaky to their must-watch list.