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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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Cast

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
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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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It's Cheap 'n Nasty!

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Action | Comedy | Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beszarás! See more »

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Budget:

GBP30,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Trivia

Jeff Dylan Graham was originally cast in a cameo role, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Quotes

Onkey: Look, the doctor is Frankenstein, the monster is called Frankenstein's monster.
Merv Doody: Oh, like Dawson's Creek.
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Crazy Credits

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

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References Critters (1986) See more »

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Crazy Town
Performed by The Deadbeat Radicals
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Low-budget movie that hits the mark
31 May 2004 | by haldanemcfallSee 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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