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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.

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Comedy | Horror | Mystery

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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 »

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

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Florence "Chicklet" Forrest: See, I have this girlfriend. I'm kinda worried about her. She has these... blackouts.
Starcat: What sort of blackouts?
Florence "Chicklet" Forrest: Well, she says when she comes to she doesn't really remember anything that happened, but... she thinks when she's out, she's really out, I mean, like out of her bird. Well, what do you think?
Starcat: It's not professional to give an instant diagnosis, but I'd say she's probably suffering from morbidly psychotic episodes of schizophrenia.
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References Marnie (1964) See more »

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a GREAT example of satiracle film-making...
21 July 2004 | by (Dallas, Tx) – See all my reviews

First things first: 'Psycho Beach Party' is funny, fresh, light-hearted and completely likable. It is a rare film that can walk the tight-rope between mocking a particular film genre (in this case, the "Beach Blanket" movies of the fifties and sixties) while still showing great affection for said genre. 'Psycho Beach Party' does it wonderfully. Using an obviously skewed view of these pleasant if vapid films, 'PBP' covers us in satirical humor and warmth, a tricky combination to pull off. If you have ever sat through a film in which a surf board was the star, check this one out...great fun.

Now, second: In response to Brian Bagnall's review from Canada, this film is NOT gay propoganda (just because the writer/director is gay does not make this a gay film). Gays do NOT have to have blonde hair (one of the only two agy characters has black hair...must have missed that one, huh, Brian?). The film does NOT portray the era as demeaning to women (the women in this film are some of the most empowered I have seen in a long time). And if you can not suspend your disbelief for long enough to watch our young heroine escape from a man twice her size, you probably should not be watching a film with the word "psycho", "beach", and "party" in the title. This film looks foundly back on a time that was simpler, both in the movies and reality. Anyone who gets anything other than a Genre Spoof from this was not paying attention.

Put simply, people; 'Psycho Beach Party' is Fabu!


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