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An export-worthy British production that has it all. A parodic, slasher
flick, Freak Out is a bum load of dirty comedy with doses of gore,
death, destruction, mayhem, lunacy, and true love. And who can overlook
the homage to Dallas and Queen?
Merv, the geekish psycho thriller fan, and his menacing best friend Onkey, are alluring with their antics and sensibility towards the killer. The killer, clad in an orange jumpsuit and a hockey mask, wields his spatula, speaks with a lisp, and is hilarious! Did I mention this vegetarian has sexy legs?
My favorite parts are of Merv in the shower and Merv at his interview.
Marv, a horror movie loving nerd and his somehow geekier best friend
Onkey decide to help a hapless and downright sad wanna be serial killer
in order for this pathetic fruity lil' escaped mental patient to be
transformed into a manly, well thats not the right word... ruthless
brutal killing machine so that he can take revenge on the humiliation
he had in school thirteen years back. So many nods to classic horror
films, so many cheap sight gags, so many gay jokes. This little
independent film from the UK manages to be better than all 4 "Scary
Movie" films combined and then some. It was a real treat indeed. The
humor is hardly brilliant or mature, yet the film is just so damn fun.
And you WILL find yourself laughing out loud quite a few times. Kudos
to Chistian James, Dan Palmer, and everyone else involved in this
My Grade: B+
I may have a funny surname (and some say I have a dumb Christian name) but I'm pretty serious when it comes to movies especially comedies. So, imagine my surprise when I caught this movie at a festival on the off-chance. I thought it would be a load of rubbish. I couldn't really care that much about the fact it has no budget behind it and no stars in it - did it entertain me - that's all that matters. Well, it did. Yeah, it's dirt cheap and no frills but still about 1000 times funnier that a load of the sub-standard 'funnies' Hollywood (and dare I say it, Britain-wood) churn out. It's silly, immature, dumb, strangely engaging - worth a good look. Can't wait to see the DVD with all those lovely extras.
I'm not really a big horror fan but I do like my comedy. When I heard about Freak Out, visited the website, saw the trailer etc I got the impression it was gonna be more laughs than senseless butchering and blood. I was right too! This movie is so much fun. If you've seen about two horror movies in your life you'll enjoy it and if you've seen about 1000 horror movies there's tonnes of nods and winks to famous horrors in there (so the person I watched it with told me). I caught a screening of it late last year at a small fest. It is low-budget but better low-budget and actually funny than high budget and absolute trash. I've been reading word on the DVD that will be coming out. That will be a must buy for me...I'm so curious to see how they made it. Recommended.
There aren't too many slasher movies I enjoy. Striking a balance
between too childish and too wrapped up in your own irony is a tough
gig and I think Freak Out just sails wide of the bullseye. That said,
it's a very respectable effort for something created with such a small
budget over such a large time frame and hints that there is some real
writing and editing talent waiting for a better-funded opportunity to
I would have liked to have seen more tits and the odd clunge shot thrown in, if only in the bonus features as this would have given the film a higher mark when it comes to production values.
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
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.
...to watch this movie. Well to start watching this movie anyway, I
couldn't bear more than 20 Min's. Really was the biggest pile of sweaty
sack to be given the title of a "movie" I know it's supposed to be a
spoof but it's just not in anyway funny, it's shockingly childish. The
acting is not even worthy of a children's TV programme. For the
majority of the
20 Min's my boyfriend and I just stared at each other in disbelief that some complete twot agreed to fund this! Please save yourself the time. Unless you are 10 years old or younger, then you might find yourself mildly entertained!
Man was I pleasantly surprised but this extremely low budget film that
is probably a 100 times more low budget than Pi. For the money they
had, the film came out great and even some of the acting performances
Though the plot/storyline was stupid, the humor was great! My favorite part was when Merv ( James Heathcote) was getting interviewed and the boss handed him a three question survey on recent jobs and gave Merv 5 hours to complete it. I laughed very hard and I just loved the humor throughout the film. The horror was comical and the blood looked very fake but who cares, this film just relied on its humor and was successful. If you liked Shaun of the Dead or Monty Python mixed in with a very low budget, than this should appeal to you. It was a pleasant surprise!
Wow. This is the first indie movie I've ever seen, so I didn't know what to expect, but wow. This is one crazy ride of a movie. Some bits are absolutely hysterical, some just plain weird, some unneccesary. The plot is bizarre, production values as low as you'd expect (but creatively used!). On the whole, I'd give it about 7.5, because of the extent to which it made me laugh out loud.. not a lot of films can do that really. Anyway, if they tidied it up, trimmed the fat, I'm sure it would appeal to many. You just have to forget about things like logic.. who needs that anyway! One thing's for sure though, this film is about 4 million times more funny than Johnny English!
If you like black slapstick humour this is the movie for you. With this
being the first full length feature film for most of the actors and
crew, the rating I give reflects the result of the efforts put into the
I happened to get a screening before general release and was pleasantly surprised by the professional approach that the film was presented. Oscar bound - no, but a great laugh - definitely yes!!!!
Heathcote is a born actor and is far from shy to get it all hang out, in, what must be, the most talked about shower scene since Psycho!!! Great movie on a tight budget full of gags. Movie stars in the making. Great score too :-)
PS: word on the grape vine is that there a DVD version in the pipeline.
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