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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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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

Captain Monica Stark's outfit was based on a flight attendants outfit. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Starcat: Kid, listen to it in high-fidelity, stereophonic sound: surfing's a man's domain. No minnows in the shark tank.
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Connections

References The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) See more »

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Cha Wow Wow
Written by Dave Sherman
Performed by 'The Hillbilly Soul Sourfers'
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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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