Freaks of Nature (film)

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Freaks of Nature
Freaks of Nature Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robbie Pickering
Produced by Matthew Tolmach
Written by Oren Uziel
Music by Fil Eisler
Cinematography Uta Briesewitz
Edited by Craig Alpert
LStar Capital
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 30, 2015 (2015-10-30)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $33 million[1]
Box office $70,958[2]

Freaks of Nature is a 2015 American comedy horror film directed by Robbie Pickering, written by Oren Uziel, and stars Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Fadem, Joan Cusack, Bob Odenkirk, Keegan-Michael Key, Ed Westwick, Patton Oswalt, Vanessa Hudgens, and Denis Leary.

The film was released in a limited release on October 30, 2015, by Columbia Pictures.[3]



In March 2011, Jonah Hill was reported to be in talks to make his directorial debut with The Kitchen Sink.[4] In February 2012, Robbie Pickering was chosen as the director for the film, though Hill would stay attached to the film as one of the executive producers.[5]


in January 2013, it was reported that Nicholas Braun, was in talks to join the film, as well as Chris Zylka.[6] in July of that same year, it was announced Vanessa Hudgens was in talks to join the film, as well as Denis Leary.[7] on August 15, 2013, it was announced Ed Westwick was in talks to join the film.[8] on August 19, 2013, it was announced Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, and Ian Roberts, Keegan-Michael Key, and Mackenzie Davis had all joined the cast of the film.[9]


Principal photography commenced in Los Angeles and Vancouver, BC on August 15, 2013 and lasted 37 days at different locations in LA including Santa Clarita, Temple City and Van Nuys High School.[10] Locations of shooting in Vancouver included Steveston, Metrotown Mall and A.R. Macneill Secondary School.[citation needed]


The film was initially scheduled for a January 9, 2015 release, however in October 2014, Sony pushed it back to September 4, 2015.[11] Eventually, on October 16, 2015, Sony announced it would be released on October 30, 2015 in a limited release.[12]


  • "My Life Is Right" by Big Star
  • "Fever Dreaming" by No Age
  • "Days" by The Drums
  • "Kill for Love" by Chromatics
  • "It's Simply Love" by The Longo Brothers
  • "On My Mind" by CharlieRED
  • "Deceive"' by Trentemøller
  • "Moments of Love" by Debbie Martin
  • "The Heat" by Jungle
  • "Jump on It" by SweatBeatz
  • "Germ Free Adolescents" by X-Ray Spex
  • "Evil Soul" by The Young Werewolves
  • "User" by KOVAS
  • "Fall in Love Again" by Fuzzy Dora
  • "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel
  • "Born on a Saturday Night" by Mean Jeans
  • "It's Alright, It's OK" by Primal Scream

Critical reception[edit]

Tim Janson of The SciFi Movie Page gave the film just 2 stars out of 5 citing "The ideal way to watch the film would be with your hand on the fast forward button, stopping when Key, Leary, Odenkirk, and Oswalt are on screen and skipping through when they are not."[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ FilmL.A. (June 15, 2016). "2015 Feature Film Study". Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  2. ^ "Freaks of Nature (2015)". Box Office Mojo. 2015-11-01. Retrieved 2015-11-06.
  3. ^ Dave Trumbore (October 16, 2015). "'Freaks of Nature' Red-Band Trailer Is Horrifying in All the Wrong Ways". Collider. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike (March 1, 2011). "Jonah Hill To Make Directing Debut On Black List Drama 'The Kitchen Sink'". Deadline Hollywood. PMC. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  5. ^ Fleming, Mike (February 7, 2012). "Robbie Pickering To Direct 'The Kitchen Sink' At Sony Pics". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  6. ^ Sneider, Jeff (January 20, 2013). "Davis, Braun in talks for 'Kitchen Sink'". Variety. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  7. ^ Sneider, Jeff (July 30, 2013). "Vanessa Hudgens in Talks for Sony's 'Kitchen Sink,' Denis Leary Set (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  8. ^ Sneider, Jeff (August 15, 2013). "'Gossip Girl' Alum Ed Westwick in Negotiations to Star in Sony's 'Kitchen Sink' (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  9. ^ "Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk And Ian Roberts Join Genre Mash-Up 'Kitchen Sink'". Deadline Hollywood. PMC. August 19, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  10. ^ Verrier, Richard (August 21, 2013). "'The Kitchen Sink' is among movies filming around L.A." Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 29, 2013.
  11. ^ Barton, Steve (October 2, 2014). "Sony Moves its Kitchen Sink to Late 2015". Dread Central. Retrieved August 10, 2015.
  12. ^ Trumbore, Dave (October 16, 2015). "'Freaks of Nature' Red-Band Trailer Is Horrifying in All the Wrong Ways". Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  13. ^ Tim Janson (February 29, 2016). "'Freaks of Nature Blu-Ray Review': SciFi Movie Page review". Retrieved February 29, 2016.

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