A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.

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A company that produces a toxic chemical tries to improve its image via a popular spokesperson, Ricky Coogan. Ricky travels to South America to get a first-hand look at the chemical's effects and finds himself at a mutant freak farm. Elijah, who runs the farm, is only too happy to have new subjects on which to try his freak machine. The very chemical that Ricky is supposed to promote is the one responsible for creating the great variety of freaks. Written by Christine Sai-Halasz <sai@mit.edu>

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A thinking man's stupid comedy. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual situations and bizarre humor | See all certifications »

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The scenes that take place in South America, were actually shot outside Los Angeles with Catherine Hardwicke's production team making the sets look authentic. See more »

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When the sock puppet is playing the bells at the talent show, some of the bells ring before he picks them up. See more »

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Ricky Coogan: [on Zigrot 24] You are not supposed to have that stuff!
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Spoofs Island of Lost Souls (1932) See more »

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Hideous Mutant Freekz
Written by George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell and Bill Laswell
Performed and Produced by Parliament Funkadelic and Bill Laswell
George Clinton Appears Courtesy of Paisley Park/Warner Bros. Records
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Among the funniest movies of all time
26 September 1999 | by (South America) – See all my reviews



I feel priveleged to have this obscure gem in my collection. A scant cruise through my grocery store video rental some six years ago had me rent two films (both with the Melissa Joan Hart-like Megan Ward, oddly enough): "PCU" and "Freaked". I enjoyed PCU, but was taken aback by the colorful crudeness of Freaked. From the opening ClayMation/Henry Rollins fusion to the numerous B cameos (find me another film with all of Brooke Shields, Morgan Fairchild *AND* Mr. T and I'll find you a kidney transplant), to the laugh-out-loud sight gags, this film is up there with the very best of 'em.

Freaked is without a drop of pretense. It offers no metaphorical politics, it doesn't use heavy music to influence your heartbeat, and unlike the ZAZ and Mel Brooks films, this one doesn't mug for the punchline. Pre-dating Trey Parker and Matt Stone, its knockdown-dragout consistency of it's joke takes you to a very satisfying end. Proud to know it'll never end up on a snobbish "Greatest Films Of All Time" list, I strongly suggest you experience this American Classic for yourself, regardless the toll it might take.

Zygrot Forever!


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