Director: Christopher Landon
Year Released: 2020
In the town of Blissfield, the area serial killer (Vince Vaughn) has been on a rampage, except when he tries to stab the high school mascot Millie (Kathryn Newton) with a haunted knife called La Dola ("The Pain") ... they swap bodies. The title lets you know right away that it's using the formula from Freaky Friday, but if you refuse to take it seriously it's actually weirdly fun: Vince gets an opportunity to bring out his inner seventeen-year-old girl (... and kiss a boy?) while Newton dresses up like Kristanna Loken in Terminator 3 and kills off some of her classmates (and a teacher!). It gets a little tiresome after a while - plus, the commitment to More Progressive Than You politics ("Pronouns!") is just way too self-righteous for me to take - but it's better than it has any right to be. Serious question: how many high schools have actual cryogenic chambers in them? Because I've been in a few that don't even have working water fountains....