directed by Adam Stein & Zach Lipovsky
This is should be continued – that was my first thought after finishing “Freaks”. And I bet that if they decide to make a sequel, it’ll be even better than the first part. But first things first, the plot. The main character is little Chloe (Lexy Kolker), who’s 7 and living with her father Henry (Emile Hirsch). From the beginning you may feel that there’s something not right. They live in a devastated house with their windows covered. Soon we find out that Chloe is not allowed to go outside because, as her father says, bad people will kill her. But as you can imagine, the girl is very much curious about the outside world so she tries to find out as much as it’s possible about what’s happening on the other side of the door. Besides, she’s also having some visions, she sees ghosts and other disturbing things. Which means you, as a viewer, have to focus very much to understand what’s going on. Anyway, despite her father’s orders, Chloe decides to get out and… have ice cream. See? Sugar will kill you! But jokes aside, this film may seem too strange and you might want to turn it off after 30 minutes. I know, because I felt so. But then, everything changes and the story begins to make sense. *SMALL SPOILER* For those who’ve seen it, I can tell you that I was sure the girl has some mysterious illness, or she’s got some disorder etc. and what we’re watching is her way of perceiving the world. I guess the beginning was a little bit too complicated and that’s why I started having such thoughts. *END OF SPOILER* Still, the film gets much better at the end and I feel like they should continue it because that may become a quite decent sci-fi series, in my opinion.
My rating: 6/10