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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 ... Merv Doody
Dan Palmer ... Onkey
Nicola Connell ... Abby
Yazz Fetto ... Looney / Sheriff Craven
Desmond Cullum-Jones ... Old Man Wilson
James King ... Merv's Boss
Tony Rogers ... Chip McCready
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doiminic Evans ... Bleeding Hagfan
... 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
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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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£30,000 (estimated)
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The town map in the background of the Police Station scene includes a "Silver Shamrock" bar. This is a homage to the Silver Shamrock corporation from Halloween III: Season Of The Witch. See more »

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

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References Ghoulies (1984) See more »

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The Same Mistakes
by Broken Daylight
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I'm Jools and I'm FREAK-ed OUT!
23 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

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.


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