Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Mystery  |  September 2001 (USA)
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Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films stars Lauren Ambrose as Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu who becomes "Chicklet" ... See full summary »



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Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films stars Lauren Ambrose as Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu who becomes "Chicklet" the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach, only Florence suffers from dissociative identity disorder and occasionally her alter ego Ann Bowman, a sexually aggressive, foul-speaking girl, comes out in which during that time several beach goers are found murdered. The suspects include Chicklet herself, surfer Kanaka, B-horror film actress Bettina Barnes, exchange student Lars, and even Chicklet's own mother. Written by Matthew Patay

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Party till you drop. Dead.


Comedy | Horror | Mystery


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September 2001 (USA)  »

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Horror na Praia Psicodélica  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$21,359 (USA) (4 August 2000)


$265,107 (USA) (8 December 2000)

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There are a lot of connections between this movie and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), Nicholas Brendon (Starcat) played Xander, and Channon Roe (Wedge Riley) and Amy Adams (Marvel Ann) both appeared in one episode. Lauren Ambrose appeared in Can't Hardly Wait (1998) with Seth Green and Amber Benson, who were main characters. See more »


When Marvel Ann gets her bikini bottoms torn off a flesh patch between her legs is briefly visible. See more »


Mrs. Forrest: Show me a subpoena, flatfoot.
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Spoofs Gidget (1959) See more »


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Have a cow abunga, dude!
18 May 2001 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Before there was SCARY MOVIE, there was PSYCHO BEACH PARTY! That says it all, man!

Charles Busch gives us Charles Busch in a chilling, wicked satire of teen slasher flicks, drive-in movies, and hormones as they were in the 1960s. There has been nothing like this movie since PIZZA WAITRESS WITH THREE HEADS. Golly!

Puns and double meanings fly like sand on a windy day. Plus there is hidden wisdom such as, "Chastity lost is never found." And gay love as a cure for digestive problems? Who knew?

Gidget meets Mae West, and Matt Kessler with a Swedish accent. I could go on, but I won't. This is a Shakespearian play within a movie within a movie. Go figure. See it and have fun.

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