FRIDAY the 13th is about to get very weird. You might even say…Freaky.

That’s the name of the latest comic horror mash up from Happy Death Day creator Christopher Landon anyway. The film stars Detective Pikachu’s Kathryn Newton as meek, tormented high school student Millie Kessler. She’s the sort who, by her own admission, would wind up quickly annihilated in the early stages of a movie serial killer’s rampage. When exactly such a figure rocks up, however, a surprise twist sees poor Millie body swapped with the crook himself.

In lesser hands, so adroitly pitched a set up could very well have crumbled under a story unable to match its potency. In Landon’s, Freaky is whip smart, frequently startling and surprisingly thoughtful. It’s everything fans loved about Happy Death Day - less so the inferior sequel - but richer.

Newton is sensational, shifting from shrinking violet to ice cold killer with alarming ease. And yet, she is but half of Freaky’s dynamic duo. Looking back at Millie in the mirror is the Butcher and a career best turn from Vince Vaughn.

With a CV spanning everything from 2004’s dopey Dodgeball to 2017’s brutal Brawl in Cell Block 99, it’s hard to imagine a better casting call for the Butcher than Vaughn. Eschewing the high camp male stars usually turn to when playing feminine in Hollywood flicks, Vaughn brings surprising nuance to proceedings. Sure, it’s daft but there’s wry commentary in there too.

Also out this week, Far From the Madding Crowd director Thomas Vinterberg returns to his native tongue with Another Round. This is the Mads Mikkelsen starring comedy drama from Denmark that bagged Best International Feature at the Oscars last month.

Mikkelsen plays Martin, one of four disenfranchised teachers at a gymnasium school in Copenhagen. Their students lack motivation and their lives have long since gone stale. What they need is a spark, a new rush of energy to reignite their drive. Enter: the philosophies of Finn Skårderud.

While at a dinner party, the four friends discuss the theory that maintaining a blood alcohol level of 0.5 makes you more creative and relaxed. Could it be so?

The boozed up tale that follows treads a familiar path, with exactly the ups and downs one would expect. Nonetheless, Mikkelsen is superb and the film’s exuberant final note could hardly be more uplifting.