Freaks is a first rate sci-fi thriller about a Chloe (Lexy Kolker), a 7-year-old whose father (Emile Hirsch) may be too paranoid for his own good. When an ice cream truck driver appropriately named Mr. Snowcone (Bruce Dern) enters Chloe’s existence, she begins to wonder what is beyond her secluded home.
The picture, which co-stars Amanda Crew and Grace Park, is a low budget affair directed and penned by Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein. That being said, their ingenuity and storytelling screencraft, coupled with an engaged ensemble, makes Freaks a memorable affair.
Amidst an all-star cast, it’s Lexy Kolker who is the absolute standout. During my interview with Kolker she talked about the “safe environment” that helped enhanced her inspired performance in Freaks.
Freaks hits theaters September 13.