Freaks, the debut film from Zach Lipovsky and Adam B Stein, will have its World Premiere in the Discovery section at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The two wrote and directed as well as produced the dark sci-fi thriller starring Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Amanda Crew and introducing Lexy Kolker.
“In the inventive mystery, a disturbed father (Hirsch) locks his 7-year-old daughter in a house, warning her of grave dangers outside. But the mysterious Mr. Snowcone (Dern) convinces the girl to escape and join him on a profound quest for family, freedom, and revenge.”
Ahead of the premiere, Bloody Disgusting shared the first teaser trailer for the film that looks like Lenny Abrahamson’s indie hit Room, only with a supernatural twist. Now, Collider offers up some ice cream on the festival one-sheet, which teases Bruce Dern’s role as Mr. Snowcone.