History Film / Freaked

7th Oct '16 8:56:42 PM Mdumas43073
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''Freaked'' is a 1993 cult movie co-written, co-directed by and starring [[Film/BillAndTed Alex]] [[Film/TheLostBoys Winter]] as Ricky Coogan, an arrogant blockbuster actor, and [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Randy Quaid]] as Elijah C. Skuggs, a MadScientist who turns him into a sideshow freak. Ricky, a spokesperson for a company that produces toxic chemicals, travels to South America to get a first-hand look at the chemical's effects. He finds himself at a mutant freak farm run by Skuggs, who eagerly turns Ricky into another subject for his freak machine.

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''Freaked'' is a 1993 cult comedy movie co-written, co-written by, co-directed by by, and starring [[Film/BillAndTed Alex]] [[Film/TheLostBoys Winter]] as Winter]].

The film centers around
Ricky Coogan, Coogan (Winter), an arrogant blockbuster actor, actor and [[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Randy Quaid]] as Elijah C. Skuggs, a MadScientist who turns him into a sideshow freak. Ricky, a spokesperson for a company that produces toxic chemicals, who travels to South America to get a first-hand look at the chemical's effects. He finds himself at a mutant freak farm run by Skuggs, MadScientist Elijah C. Skuggs ([[Film/NationalLampoonsVacation Randy Quaid]]), who eagerly turns Ricky into another subject for his freak machine.
17th Jun '16 12:52:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* TabloidMelodrama: When Stuey tries to get the info out on what happened to Ricky, WeeklyWorldNews is the only one who takes him seriously and doesn't throw him out of the window (so Stuey throws ''himself'' out the window). [[spoiler: Somehow, it works, although the police apparently investigated three other stories in the ''WWN'' first.]]

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* TabloidMelodrama: When Stuey tries to get the info out on what happened to Ricky, WeeklyWorldNews Magazine/WeeklyWorldNews is the only one who takes him seriously and doesn't throw him out of the window (so Stuey throws ''himself'' out the window). [[spoiler: Somehow, it works, although the police apparently investigated three other stories in the ''WWN'' first.]]
15th Jun '16 8:33:10 AM 32_Footsteps
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* AnticlimaxCut: Pretty much the signature of Socko, who tells the story of his mutation by going straight from meeting Skuggs to having a sock for a head. [[spoiler: He even manages to pull this off later about his own death.]]


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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The formula Skuggs gives to Ricky is meant to turn him into a hulking rage beast. However, because Skuggs ran out halfway through, Ricky is able to keep his wits about him... until the climax, when Skuggs finishes the procedure.


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* HypocriticalHumor: Skuggs, the guy using dangerous fertilizer to make mutagenic compounds, makes sure to always pick up styrofoam cups from the ground. They're bad for the environment, you see.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: The climactic showdown between Ricky (dosed with the rage monster mutagen Skuggs came up with) and Stuey (dosed with the "good guy" monster mutagen the freaks came up with) involves Stuey trying to get Ricky to back down without fighting to the death.


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* TheLastStraw: When the freaks concoct their plan to use the Zygrot to make their own super-freak to defeat Skuggs once and for all, they constantly struggle with the amount of noise they make, but Skuggs seems to not notice any of it. Until someone accidentally knocks over an empty styrofoam cup.


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* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: Played with, in that Skuggs needs time to actually get sufficient quantities of Zygrot-24. In fact, he runs out halfway through transforming Ricky, which is why he's TwoFaced through much of the film.
11th Apr '16 1:08:55 AM erforce
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** Stuey has at home a cardboard cutout of ''[=RoboDude=]'', that is essentially Coogan's face pasted on Film/RoboCop's body.

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** Stuey has at home a cardboard cutout of ''[=RoboDude=]'', that is essentially Coogan's face pasted on Film/RoboCop's Franchise/RoboCop's body.
18th Mar '16 1:11:50 AM morenohijazo
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* ProfaneLastWords: Toad, the BigBad's [[TheDragon right-hand (toad)man]], is silent for the whole movie but mutters "Aw shit" when the heroes blow him up by putting a lit dynamite stick on his prehensile tongue.
16th Mar '16 8:26:13 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: One trailer shows [[spoiler:Ricky and Stuey's final grotesque forms and the EES board being sprayed with Zygrot 24.]]
16th Mar '16 8:23:45 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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Also starring Creator/WilliamSadler, Creator/BrookeShields, Creator/MrT as the bearded lady and an uncredited Creator/KeanuReeves as Ortiz the dogboy.

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Also starring Creator/WilliamSadler, Creator/BrookeShields, Brooke Shields, Creator/MrT as the bearded lady and an uncredited Creator/KeanuReeves as Ortiz the dogboy.


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* TakeThat:
** When Skuggs decides to mutate Ricky, Julie and Ernie into freaks, one of the settings on his computer is "Creator/MichaelJackson".
** [[spoiler:The fact that Skuggs' fate is to be mutated into Brooke Shields may also count.]]


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* VisualPun: Skuggs' computer has a mouse that is an actual stuffed mouse.
16th Mar '16 8:17:31 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* MysteriousMiddleInitial: Elijah C. Skuggs.



* RunningGag:
** The clueless protester with a "I like Ike" sign shows up a few times, and in the last one he's ''impaled'' with the sign.
** The Oxford professor that appears during Beast Boy's theatre performance and gets injured a few times. Every time subtitles appear showing his name and occupation.



* ShoutOut: ''Ghost Dude'' (''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey]]'').

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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''Ghost Dude'' (''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey]]'').Journey]]'').
** The head of the famous [[Film/The7thVoyageOfSinbad horned cyclops]] appears for a moment during Ernie and Julie's transformation.
** Stuey has at home a cardboard cutout of ''[=RoboDude=]'', that is essentially Coogan's face pasted on Film/RoboCop's body.
10th Jul '15 12:46:08 PM isoycrazy
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* OhCrap: Take a look at The Worm's face when everyone else is cheering that the macaroons they ate but he refused held the cure for their mutations.

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* OhCrap: Take a look at The Worm's face when everyone [[spoiler:everyone else is cheering that the macaroons they ate but he refused held the cure for their mutations.mutations]].



* {{Pun}}: The 'Hideous Frog Man' is just a guy in a scuba outfit. Who happens to be French.

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* {{Pun}}: {{Pun}}:
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The 'Hideous Frog Man' is just a guy in a scuba outfit. Who happens to be French.
1st May '15 12:39:42 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* TheCameo: Ernie & Julie briefly turn into WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} and Pokey during their mutation sequence. Gumby-Julie[[ADateWithRosiePalms starts pulling his pud]] and flips off Skuggs.

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* TheCameo: Ernie & Julie briefly turn into WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} and Pokey during their mutation sequence. Gumby-Julie[[ADateWithRosiePalms Gumby-Julie [[ADateWithRosiePalms starts pulling his pud]] and flips off Skuggs.
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