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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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15 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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GBP30,000 (estimated)
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Over ten different people played the character of the Looney; Yazz Fetto provided the voice. See more »


Merv Doody: Oh yes. This is my birthday, Christmas, Yom Kippur all rolled into one. Look at 'em. Look at the two losers. They haven't got a clue. They are 100% chainsaw fodder.
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SPECIAL THANKS TO: David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, Jim Carrey and Larry Hagman. See more »


References Frankenstein (1931) See more »


The Same Mistakes
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Makes me want to make a film again
12 October 2007 | by TheGOLDENWALRUSSee all my reviews

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 were good.

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!

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