A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control.
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Emile Hirsch ... Dad
Bruce Dern ... Grandpa
Grace Park ... Agent Ray
Amanda Crew ... Mom
Lexy Kolker ... Chloe
Ava Telek ... Harper Reed
Michelle Harrison ... Nancy Reed
Matty Finochio ... Steven Reed
Aleks Paunovic ... Robert Kraigen
RJ Fetherstonhaugh ... Police Officer (as R.J. Fetherstonhaugh)
Kwesi Ameyaw ... News Host
Ryan Beil ... Leo the Cook
Reese Alexander ... ADF Agent
Dakota Daulby ... Executioner
Lee Shorten ... Security Chief
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Storyline

A seven-year-old girl, Chloe, who lives with her father, was told that the outside world was dangerous and was spending lonely days in her house. One day, she left the house while her father was asleep, and she was approached by an old man in an ice cream truck standing in front of her house. The old man, who is Chloe's grandfather, tells him about the fact that Chloe's mother is alive and the mysterious power he has. Chloe, who was scolded by her father for going out, awakened her special ability by raising her emotions. The ability was a very dangerous thing to manipulate a person's mind. Chloe works with a grandfather and a father with different abilities to rescue a detained mother. Written by Linda Jenkinson

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They look just like us


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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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A promotional poster for the film features a street sign with a one eye logo and a phone number to call to report "abnormal activity". The number is 1-800-517-5890 and when called, a recorded message with a woman's voice would say, "Thank you for calling the abnormal defense hotline, provided by the Department of Homeland Security." The recorded message at first urged others to be on the lookout for "freaks" and it said that you can leave a message to report any abnormal activity from freaks. A few days later, the recorded message was changed to warn others to stay away from an upcoming San Diego Comic Con "free underground prescreening of Freaks" on July 18, 2019. See more »

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Dad: Where are you, you invisible asshole?
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Excellent storytelling.
30 November 2019 | by mrjudsonjSee all my reviews

Yes the basic plot isn't particularly original, but it the way in which the story is told that has this movie stands out. Movies don't necessarily have to have original plots to be good, they just have to have something about them that is original or intriguing. This movie succeeds with its point of view and tone. It's also unusual to have young children under 10 as the stars in such films and boy does this little star nail her performance. We'll be seeing more of her as she ages I imagine. Worth watching just for her performance alone.


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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Freaks See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

CAD2,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$161,543, 15 September 2019

Gross USA:

$276,591

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$368,410
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2.35 : 1
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