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Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 7 September 2001 (USA)
Spoof of 1960s Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960s Malibu, becomes "Chicklet", the first girl surfer at ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Florence 'Chicklet' Forrest / Ann Bowman
... Kanaka
... Starcat
Kimberley Davies ... Bettina Barnes
... Lars
... Captain Monica Stark
... Mrs. Ruth Forrest
Danni Wheeler ... Berdine
... Yo Yo
... Provoloney
... Marvel Ann
... Rhonda
... T.J.
... Junior
... Cookie
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Spoof of 1960s Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960s Malibu, 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, during which time several beach goers are found murdered. The suspects include Chicklet herself, surfer Kanaka, 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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7 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Horror na Praia Psicodélica  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,359, 6 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$265,107, 10 December 2000
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Trivia

The sequence where Monica, Lars and Chicklet are standing on movie screen at the drive-in was 'Charles Busch''s first day of shooting. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Provoloney: Why you picking on us? We didn't do nothin' wrong.
Captain Monica Stark: Because I don't like you. Don't like the way ya talk. I don't like the way ya walk. Don't like ya haircut. You kids think ya own this beach- think it's a teenage world. Well, you're dead wrong!
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References Where Angels Go Trouble Follows! (1968) See more »

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Nightcrawler
Written by Peter Curry
Performed by The Halibuts
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Have a cow abunga, dude!
18 May 2001 | by 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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