Freaks: Netflix’s Newest Sci-Fi Horror Thriller Added to the Top 10 List

The Netflix Top 10 has been home to many of the greatest films and series we’ve watched in the streaming giant. Some days, however, a curveball makes its way into the list. For good reason or not, subscribers are well-aware that they should watch it just-in-case it actually does blow up––at the very least, you’ll be able to join the conversation.

Recently, this curveball has been named Freaks, a Canadian-American sci-fi horror film. When the film wasn’t well-received during its release in the United States in 2019, it gladly found its home on Netflix and at a time where people are actually just watching shows for the hell of it.

It sounds crazy, for sure, that more people inside avoiding the pandemic is a good thing for businesses like Netflix. If your to-watch list is drawing a blank, this might be a good time to know what Freaks is all about.

Freaks is a sci-fi thriller film about a 7-year-old girl named Chloe who is forced by her father to stay indoors. With no hesitation, she does––until a man convinces her to escape. It’s hard not to give out information that doesn’t come off as a spoiler, but Chloe isn’t as normal as she thinks she is.

During the 2018 Toronto Film Festival, the film made its debut and was given a handful of positive reviews. With that, the film was acquired for distribution by Well Go USA Entertainment––the same studio responsible for distributing Train to Busan.

Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein serve as the writers, directors, and producers of Freaks. Under their belts are repertoires that boast of executive producing the live-action Kim Possible movie for Disney in 2019. Once you’ve watched the sci-fi thriller, that’s when you can judge whether they should’ve just stuck with recreating animated movies or freely go work on other genres.

Written by Hailey van Braam

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