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Freaky Friday the 13th

You can’t keep a good slasher killer down, so we’ve got even more Freaky Behind the Scenes coming your way! This time I had the opportunity to sit down with co-screenwriter Michael Kennedy, who notoriously teamed up with director and co-writer Chris Landon in a pitch rehearsal turned creative partnership!

We sat down to chat about what it means to write an openly queer character in a slasher movie, some fun sequel ideas, and how it feels to have your debut film suddenly become the only film in the back quarter of 2020.

I feel like I already expended most of my Freaky analysis in the blog intro to Chris’ interview, so it’s time to get a glimpse into my glitzy and glamorous Hollywood lifestyle. I first met Michael in the summer of 2018, when I was brought on to produce Attack of the Queerwolf, the queer horror podcast I ended up co-hosting with Michael, Nay Bever, and Mark Fortin.

Before and after recordings we would all talk shop and chat about what was going on in our lives. It was a delight to watch Michael go from an elated “I have a meeting with Chris!” to a tight-lipped “I can’t say anything at this time” to a boisterous “holy shit, Freaky is actually happening!” Michael’s primary goal is to make people laugh and have a good time, and it was an incredible privilege to watch that dream come true and unfold before our eyes (in feature film form at least, he wrote for television before Freaky came together – this isn’t his first rodeo).

And between you and me, it’s always nice when the friend you’re supporting turns out work that’s actually good and you don’t have to fake it, so what a lucky break for me!

Freaky is in drive-ins and select theaters Friday, November 13 and on digital VOD December 4th!

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