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Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | September 2001 (USA)
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.

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Comedy | Horror | Mystery

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Also Known As:

Horror na Praia Psicodélica  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

All the scenes filmed in the Forrest's kitchen were filmed in one day on the first day of principal photography. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Captain Monica Stark: Frankly, Dr. Edwards, in the past, I've had little use for you headshrinkers, inkblot tests, "I hate my mother" and all that crap. But with this case, I find myself at a loss. I understand you specialize in the treatment of homicidal maniacs.
Dr. Edwards: Yes, well, I've never been involved in a criminal investigation.
Captain Monica Stark: Hmm. Don't worry. You can leave the cops and robbers stuff to me. What I need from you is this: what kind of sicko am I looking for?
Dr. Edwards: The perpetrator preys upon vulnerable unfortunates the ...
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Overboard
Written by Francis James Blandino
Performed by The Fathoms
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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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