6.3/10
4,822
95 user 51 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pumpkin (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A sorority girl finds her life falling apart after she develops romantic feelings for a mentally-challenged man.

Directors: Anthony Abrams, Adam Larson Broder
Stars: Christina Ricci, Hank Harris, Brenda Blethyn
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An ex-pop singer kills her much-hated husband to be with her young lover. Her daughter plots Electra-like revenge.

Director: Mark Rucker
Stars: Charles Busch, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Priestley
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.

Director: Michael Patrick Jann
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin
The Last Run (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

When a young accountant is devastated after discovering his inspiringly beautiful girlfriend is cheating on him, his best friend, who's engaged to a girl he doesn't love, convinces him to ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Segal
Stars: Fred Savage, Amy Adams, Steven Pasquale
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Kimberley Davies ...
...
Lars
...
...
Danni Wheeler ...
Berdine
...
Yo Yo
...
Provoloney
...
...
Nathan Bexton ...
T.J.
...
Junior
...
Cookie
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Party till you drop. Dead.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

September 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Horror na Praia Psicodélica  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,359 (USA) (6 August 2000)

Gross:

$265,107 (USA) (10 December 2000)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

For foreign distribution the flashback sex scene with Kanaka and Monica Stark was cut. 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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dead Man's Dream (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Tempest
Written by Eddie Angel, James Lester, Danny Amis & Scott E. Esbeck
Performed by Los Straitjackets
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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!


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?