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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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September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Horror na Praia Psicodélica  »

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Box Office

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

According to director/writer commentary track on the Region 1 DVD, the original performances of the stage play from which the movie is based featured 'Charles Busch' in the role of Florence/Chicklet. When Busch adapted his play to film format, he was too old to play Chicklet, so he wrote for himself the part of Captain Monica Stark so he could still participate in the production. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Florence "Chicklet" Forrest: Of course I know that! It was an accident. But then you never have accidents do you, Mr Perfect?
Starcat: Don't you ever call me that!
Florence "Chicklet" Forrest: What, "Mr Perfect"?
Starcat: You don't know what it's like, having everybody think you're the golden boy - perfectly smart, perfectly athletic. You can't imagine the pressure.
Florence "Chicklet" Forrest: And I thought all those people starving in India had it bad.
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Connections

Spoofs Marnie (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Cafe con leche
Written by Ben Vaughn
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super psycho fun!
13 August 2000 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

A silly, sick, hilarious movie! We had so much fun--saw it on a rainy night in NYC; the theater was packed and a rollicking good campy time was had by all!

You'll remember many gems of dialogue--especially a line from Nicholas Brendon that rivals fellow "Buffy" cast member Allyson Hannigan's shocker in "American Pie"!

Anyone with the slightest affection for those AIP beach movies will love this one. Terrific soundtrack too--why no album???


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