Title: Freaky Farley

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Year: 2007

Genre: Independent / Comedy / Horror

Language: English

Runtime: 80 min

Director: Charles Roxburgh

Writer: Charles Roxburgh & Matt Farley

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1285304/

Farley is called "Freaky Farley" for a reason. He's a weirdo, the kind of person you're dying to bully. He's also a peeping tom. Farley is pushed along by his father until the day he meets a girl and his life finally seems to have a meaning. But then, together he and the girl discover a dark secret that has been cursing the town for many, many years.

Our thoughts:
"Freaky Farley" doesn't try to be taken seriously. It's a silly independent horror film in every way, from beginning to end. This is clear from the second you get the disc in your hand. And this is really the only thing that saves the movie from being a complete waste; a couple of scenes will make you laugh, or at the very least, smile. Other than these moments of oddity, it's really not very interesting. Not in story, acting, dialogue, effects, or anything else.

Our lead character, Farley, is an annoying weirdo who sneaks around town peeping into windows. His father is a typical father-type who wants to control his sons decisions in life. And then of course we have the girl, the girl who takes all the worries away from Farley's life, and things are beginning to look good for a change. And then there's the intrigue - they stumble upon the reason for all the killings that has been going on in town for decades. Typical, eh? I guess if anything, the lead guy is the most interesting part of the movie, just because he is so over-the-top. Oh and did I mention that there's a ninja sneaking around in town as well? I couldn't help but laugh the first time we randomly see the ninja on the streets.

It's a shame to only give bad comments on the film, but for most part I have to. The effects aren't anything to write home about, but they aren't any worse than you get in every other independent shitflick. There's a monster in the movie that is basicly just a big fluffy costume, but I enjoyed it. I guess it was just silly enough to laugh at. The only actor that I enjoyed watching was our lead, which is pretty good considering he is, you know.. the lead. But even he gets on your nerves from time to time. They could've focused more on getting an atmosphere in the movie, instead it's just standard lighting that makes the film incredibly boring to watch. And the script.. There's nothing to say about the script. It's not good but if everything else in the movie is bad, the script doesn't really matter because it could've been a good script that just wasn't handled well. All I know is that the dialogue is far from good, and on that end I will blame the script.

OVerall, "Freaky Farley" is just another independent movie. I am gonna watch their newer film "Monsters, Marriage and Murder in Manchvegas" and hopefully I will find more entertainment in that one. Perhaps they've at least evolved, even if just slightly. Personally, "Freaky Farley" will be forgotten in near future, but I guess there are people who enjoy films just like this one.

Positive things:
- Lead actor was kinda fun at times.
- Sneaky ninja!
Negative things:
- Not really a good or well-made movie.

Gore: 0.5/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 1.5/5
Effects: 1/5
Comedy: 1/5

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