MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,746 this week

Freak Out (2004)

5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 531 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 33 critic

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.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4225 titles
created 12 Dec 2011
 
a list of 100 titles
created 18 Jan 2012
 
a list of 569 titles
created 01 Oct 2013
 
a list of 250 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 70 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Freak Out" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Freak Out (2004)

Freak Out (2004) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Freak Out.
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

United by terrifying and bizarre circumstances, the janitor, the drunk, the bartender, the cop, his perp, and the student security guard must fight to undo the professor's work. A dark ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Zerull
Stars: Daniel Rairdin-Hale, Hanlon Smith-Dorsey, Yosh Hayashi
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A dark and bloody parody about a Scooby-Doo-like team of paranormal investigators and their devoted dog. With the crew nearing bankruptcy, they're hired to get to the bottom of a series of ... See full summary »

Director: Spencer Parsons
Stars: Jonny Mars, Josephine Decker, Adam Tate
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

There is a place... a place called Grockleton, wherein, high on a hill-top stands the lonely Beesley's Manor, governed by the villainous 'Landlord' and his lowly male counterparts (Pooch, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Stanley-Ward
Stars: Chris R. Wright, Warwick Davis, Dan Palmer
Cover Up (1974)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Edmund and Dorothy Yates are freed after fifteen years in an asylum. Edmund covers up for his wife who is a murderer and a cannibal and Dorothy's daughter Debbie and stepdaughter Jackie, ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Rupert Davies, Sheila Keith, Deborah Fairfax
Deranged (2012)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

Four girls go to a party in an isolated house.

Director: Neil Jones
Stars: Marcia Do Vales, Craig Fairbrass, Victoria Broom
Tears of Kali (2004)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A creepy three-part anthology which is actually constructed from a trio of German-produced independent short films that form a narrative around a mysterious cult in 1983 India as a ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Marschall
Stars: Pietro Martellanza, Anja Gebel, Magdalena Ritter
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Infected by a virus, a mild mannered HR manager attempts to fulfill his overwhelming desire for brains, all while trying to keep it together so as not to incur the wrath of his bridezilla-to-be.

Director: Casey Walker
Stars: Kristopher Turner, Crystal Lowe, Shawn Roberts
Fresh Meat (2012)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A dysfunctional gang of criminals takes a middle class Maori family hostage and discovers too late that they are cannibals.

Director: Danny Mulheron
Stars: Temuera Morrison, Nicola Kawana, Hanna Tevita
The Disappeared I (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Following the disappearance of his younger brother Tom, Matthew Ryan tries to put his life and sanity back together. However the past keeps coming back to haunt him.

Director: Johnny Kevorkian
Stars: Harry Treadaway, Greg Wise, Alex Jennings
Buck Wild (2013)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A hunting vacation goes horribly awry for 4 friends after they accidentally shoot the lease's land owner.

Director: Tyler Glodt
Stars: Matthew Albrecht, Phillip Albrecht, Whit Albrecht
Freak Out (2014)
Documentary | Animation | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Long-haired, barefoot people. Free love! Veganism! Experiments with drugs... The sixties, right? Not quite. In 1900 a group of middle class kids revolted against their time and started the ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Javér
Stars: Hannes Fohlin, Iben Hjejle
Freak Out (TV Series 2014)
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Stars: Daniel Amerman, Jessica Jade Andres, Shakira Barrera
Edit

Cast

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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
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 ...
Themselves
Chris Rhodes ...
Doyle DelFurie
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's Cheap 'n Nasty!

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Horror

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beszarás!  »

Box Office

Budget:

£30,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Desmond Cullum-Jones (Old Man Wilson) died shortly after filming his role. See more »

Quotes

Onkey: So I told her, you know, it's like waving a stick in the Grand Canyon!
See more »

Crazy Credits

SPECIAL THANKS TO: David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, Jim Carrey and Larry Hagman. See more »

Connections

References Ghoulies (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Rather Be Dreaming
by Payola
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


9 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
similar films? RoachGirl
I hear that..... t_tieger
Freak Out...is...COMING OUT!!! bravemonster
Onkey is hot averyl
Release Date??? AlabamasBra
Jane Scarlett sarahofthedead
Discuss Freak Out (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?