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Freak Out (2004)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 15 October 2004 (USA)
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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 James Heathcote ... Merv Doody
Dan Palmer Dan Palmer ... Onkey
Nicola Connell Nicola Connell ... Abby
Yazz Fetto Yazz Fetto ... Looney / Sheriff Craven
Desmond Cullum-Jones Desmond Cullum-Jones ... Old Man Wilson
James King James King ... Merv's Boss
Tony Rogers Tony Rogers ... Chip McCready
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doiminic Evans Doiminic Evans ... Bleeding Hagfan
John Fallon ... Looney Doll (voice)
Abby Forknall Abby Forknall ... Chip's Bitch #2
Gemma Forknall Gemma Forknall ... Chip's Bitch #1
Chili Gold Chili Gold ... Cherry
James Hicks James Hicks ... Jeremiah Gibble
Louise Hughes Louise Hughes ... Sexy Nurse
Less Than Jake Less Than Jake ... Themselves


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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Action | Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

15 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beszarás! See more »


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£30,000 (estimated)
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Desmond Cullum-Jones (Old Man Wilson) died shortly after filming his role. See more »


Merv Doody: Who knows? Maybe I'm looking at the next Freddy, the new Jason!
Looney: Freddie Mercury and Jason Priestley? I love those guys!
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Crazy Credits

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


References Lock Up (1989) See more »


Written and Performed By The Deadbeat Radicals
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The shower scene is a must see!!!
8 July 2004 | by webd_sineSee all my reviews

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 project.

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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