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Two best friends, Merv Doody (James Heathcote) and Onkey (Dan Palmer), take a hapless escaped mental patient under their wing and attempt to teach him how to become a real serial killer.

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Credited cast:
James Heathcote ...
Dan Palmer ...
Nicola Connell ...
Abby
Yazz Fetto ...
Desmond Cullum-Jones ...
Old Man Wilson
James King ...
Merv's Boss
Tony Rogers ...
Chip McCready
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Looney Doll (voice)
Abby Forknall ...
Chip's Bitch #2
Gemma Forknall ...
Chip's Bitch #1
Chili Gold ...
Cherry
James Hicks ...
Jeremiah Gibble
Louise Hughes ...
Sexy Nurse
Less Than Jake ...
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Chris Rhodes ...
Doyle DelFurie
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Merv Doody (James Heathcote) is a true horror aficionado. He's seen it all. That's when fate delivers an inept psycho killer to his doorstep. At first, Merv is interested in not getting killed, but then it becomes something more. He must transform this bumbling reject from the local asylum into the ultimate killing machine. Enlisting the aid of his best friend Onkey (Dan Palmer), they set about making the best slasher in the world. Forget Jason and Freddy. They're losers. The man with the spatula (that's right, I said spatula. You wanna make something of it, Sissy?) learns his lessons too well. It isn't long before the man with the hockey mask and orange jumper is carving a path of destruction through the sleepy town of Redwater Cove. Merv and Onkey find that they are the only two who can stop the murderous rampage of their own creation. The only question is how do you destroy an unstoppable machine of utter madness? Written by Douglas A. Waltz; CULT-CUTS

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15 October 2004 (USA)  »

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The dialogue spoken by Onkey (Dan Palmer) to Merv (James Heathcote) during the Blair Witch Play is a direct lift of a Jurghen Prochnow's speech in Beverly Hills Cop II. See more »

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Looney: But I'm not a serial killer.
Merv Doody: Yeah, whatever.
Looney: Give me another chance, I'll try again. If you help me and I really put my mind to it I'm sure I could hack you to death, maim you, seriously deform you for life at least.
Merv Doody: You've already messed up my hard-hitting schlockumentary. I wanted Freddy Krueger and you gave me Noel Coward.
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SPECIAL THANKS TO: David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, Jim Carrey and Larry Hagman. See more »

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Low-budget movie that hits the mark
31 May 2004 | by (Oxford, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was screened at Oxford University yesterday, and I was pleasantly surprised. Freak Out kicks off with a black and white sequence of a kid being bullied at his primary school, who then swears he will return in 13 years are wreak his revenge... well, some unexpected events occur which prevent him from doing that, so when he turns up at Merv's house - Merv and his wacky friend Onkey decide to train him into a real serial killer using their incredible knowledge of horror movies.

This movie has some really funny moments, and there are times when you forget that it was made for only £30,000. Obviously, there are times when you don't, but if you go into this accepting that it was made by college students for college students, I think you'll enjoy it.

My favourite thing about Freak Out was all the movie references and quotes they spread through it. Overall Freak Out is a fun movie that could become a cult classic. I gave it 9/10.


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