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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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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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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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mrs. Forrest: Madame Detective, I will not have my daughter interrogated by the Secret Police. As far as I know we are not yet a part of the Soviet Union.
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Connections

Spoofs Marnie (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Sugar
Written by Ben Vaughn
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Busch For President
4 April 2004 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

Yes, a few of these viewers dont even seem to know the work of Charles Busch

  • the creator/writer and performer of Psycho Beach Party. Busch has a huge


following in theatre (Psycho beach Party started a s a play)and all of his work is tongue-in-cheek and some of the complaints on these posts sound like people who wouldn't "get" Rocky Horror Picture Show or Plan 9 From Outer Space either. But that's okay - Busch's work is not for everyone - just like John Waters/Divine's work isnt for everyone. And this film adapatation certainly has it's weaknesses - but much of it is DEAD on - including the opening and closing credits with a young Ann-Margaret look-a-like doing her best go-go boot dancing. Busch is hysterical as the hard-as-nails "female" police chief and Lauen Ambrose has a field day playing the perky like Gidget with multiple personalities. The film is fun and if you like it, check on Busch in Die, Mommie, Die.


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