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Freaked (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 1 October 1993 (USA)
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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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Come do the freeky thing this week. See more »

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

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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The film's budget was 12 million dollars, most of which went towards the film's special effects. 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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Elijah C. Skuggs: [the EES board has turned into a giant shoe; imitating Ed Sullivan] That's a really big shoe...
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References Rain Man (1988) See more »

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Best, most original comedy I've seen in ages
30 September 2004 | by (Marina del Rey, CA) – See all my reviews

It's a very punk rock sort of film, not unlike something Alex Cox would cook up. This film is essentially an environmentally-themed comedy along the lines of THE APPLEGATES, only this movie is about toxic chemicals and not deforestation (and there is a nice bit about styrofoam). But watching this film made me a bit sad as well, because I realized that Hollywood isn't going to give people the carte blanche needed to realize unique projects like this again during this age of endless remakes and sequels to films nobody liked in the first place.

The digital effects, although over 11 years old as I write this, still look great, and the make-up, especially close to the end, is very inspired, and resembles a live-action Basil Wolverton cartoon. I am eagerly anticipating the DVD, as well as watching Alex Winter's follow-up film, FEVER.


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