Freaks of Nature: Best mashup themes of vampires, zombies and alien invasion, some romance and high school drama in one film
Freaks of Nature is a 2015 American horror comedy film.
What do you expect but trouble, in the town of Dillford, where vampires, humans and zombies seem to be getting along just fine, as if there is nothing really out of the ordinary, living harmoniously with certain controls in place to ensure that an all-out war doesn’t begin. But with the arrival of extraterrestrial beings, it’s humans vs. vampires vs. zombies in all-out mortal combat. Now three Dillford teenagers (one of each kind) must try to get things back to normal.
The film opens with two people bolting away from madness, the motion picture then rewinds back to a much tranquil state of affairs at their high school, vampires there use sunblock (remember the complexions in twilight?) so that they can move around in the open sunlight, and the zombies’ hunger for brains is repressed by neck collars that zap a shock of electricity.
It isn’t clarified though how the paranormal state came to be in “Freaks of Nature” at any point in the film. The kids at the school lust after the vampires while ridiculing and mocking the zombies. This sets the film focus on three kids who are initially unrelated, with each of them dealing with classic teenage dilemmas. Dag/human (Nicholas Braun) yearns for his pothead neighbor Lorelei (Vanessa Hudgens) who is only using him to get the drugs. Petra/turned vamp (Mackenzie Davis) completely infatuated with a pale skinned adulterer blood sucker. And a nerdy Ned/turned zombie is alienated and constantly bullied by his peers. His parents openly mock him who favor his jock brother Chaz Jr.
A monkey wrench has now been thrown in the normalcy and system workings of the town when aliens arrive, breaking all hell loose and unleashing the animosity that has been brewing in every citizen of Dillford town. It’s up to the three teens to stop the anger and loathing the people have for each other so that their town doesn’t end up being just a pile of rubble.
I would rate the film 3.5 stars out of 5 for its hilarious plot, great casting, make up and effects and wonderful performance by the actors. Do enjoy.