Most of us are used to wearing masks at this point. Just know that Vince Vaughn’s is cooler than yours. For director Christopher Landon’s new horror comedy “Freaky” (in theaters Friday), Vaughn plays the physically imposing Blissfield Butcher and dons a slasher mask that’s “just skewing a little bit” the iconic looks of Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers.

But Vaughn actually spends most of the body swap movie playing a teenage girl after the Butcher attacks high schooler Millie (Kathryn Newton) with an ancient magical dagger and gory, soul-switching high jinks ensue.

“It’s very funny, the kills are really well done, but there’s an emotional connectedness throughout,” Vaughn says. “It is a tricky thing to balance those genres, that tone of having real scares that are really satisfying along with real laughs.” “Freaky” also gives Vaughn a chance to return to the signature broad humor of his earlier well-known movies like “Old School” and “Wedding Crashers” after a slate of dramatic projects including “True Detective,” “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Brawl in Cell Block 99.”

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