->"''...In ''Freaked'', there's a scene where they throw a mutant kid out of an airplane and he falls thousands of feet to smack into the ground. And every time I'm about to trick myself into thinking I have a sophisticated sense of humor, I catch myself rewinding that scene five hundred times.''"
-->-- '''{{Seanbaby}}'''

''Freaked'' is a 1994 cult movie starring [[Film/BillAndTed Alex]] [[TheLostBoys Winter]] as Ricky Coogan, an arrogant blockbuster actor, and [[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.

It was originally pitched as a low-budget vehicle for the Music/ButtholeSurfers, but went through a number of rewrites, eventually developing into a BlackComedy set within a sideshow.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AlienGeometries: The freaks are all kept inside an outhouse, which...is much bigger from the inside.
--> '''Ricky''': ''Great use of the space.''\\
'''Skuggs''': ''Yeah, yeah. I learned it all from Bob Villa.''
* AnimatedCreditsOpening: In creepy Claymation.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Zygrot-24.
* BandageMummy: Ricky disguises himself as one to try and seduce Julie when it's apparent she vehemently opposes his sponsorship of Zygrot-24.
* BodyHorror: 80% of the cast.
* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler:Happens to Socko after he gets shot by the [[NinjaZombiePirateRobot evil Rastafarian eyeballs with machine guns]]. Even though he has a sock puppet covering a human hand instead of a head.]]
* BrickJoke: Early in the film, Ortiz chases after a squirrel, and in doing so, is pursued by the Rastafarian eyeballs. [[spoiler: He appears at the very end, having survived, and finally catches the squirrel!]]
** Ricky fails to complete an important operation, but it's okay, because he nabbed some tasty macaroons! Everyone's happy, save the Worm, who doesn't like them. [[spoiler: Turns out those macaroons contained the antidote for the transformation. Everyone turns back to normal...except the Worm, who doesn't like them.]]
* TheCameo: Dick & Lisa briefly turn into {{Gumby}} and Pokey during their mutation sequence. Gumby-Lisa [[ADateWithRosiePalms starts pulling his pud]] and flipping off Skuggs-Dick.
** Larry 'Bud' Melman inexplicably appears for a couple of random scenes at the freak show.
** Music/ButtholeSurfers vocalist Gibby Haynes is the audience member with the third eye tattoo who points out Socko has a hand under his sock.
** Creator/SamRaimi plays one of the cops on the cheesy TV show that Skuggs watches.
** Director Catherine Hardwicke (who served as production designer) appears as a freak show patron.
* ChekhovsGun: The macaroons. [[spoiler: They contain the cure for Zygrot-induced mutations.]]
* CompanionCube: One of the freaks is a hammer. [[spoiler: It used to be wrench.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The CEO of the EES Corporation.
* CrazyPrepared: Skuggs has a little something just in case of "doublecrossing corporate greaseballs" but it probably doesn't count, since he ''is'' working with a company of double-crossing corporate greaseballs.
* TheDragon: Toad.
* EvilLaugh: Parodied. Turns out Elijah C. Skuggs just can't get enough of ''The Family Circus''.
** There's also "codename: Laughing Man", secretly [[spoiler:the CEO of EES,]] whose dialogue over the phone is nothing but this.
--->'''Skuggs:''' ''I'm sorry, can you spell that for me?''\\
'''Laughing Man:''' ''Ha. Hoo. Hee. Heh. Hah.''\\
'''Skuggs:''' ''Okay, I got it.''
* EvilutionaryBiologist: [[spoiler:The EES Corporation]] proposes a deal with Skuggs to use his Zygrot-24-powered freak creator to mutate the working class into brainless drones. "It's a whole new master race! And we own the copyright!"
* FakeShemp: Creator/MrT walked off the set a few days before shooting wrapped, so they had to use a stand-in for the Bearded Lady in several scenes, and Lee Arenberg (The Human Flame) had to dub some of his lines.
* FormerChildStar: Ricky.
* FunetikAksent: Everything Skuggs writes is spelled like it sounds. He calls his freak show 'Freek Land', featuring the 'Humin Werm' and 'Dawg Boy.' Even the 'enter' button on his keyboard is labeled 'ENTUR.'
* GenderBender: The Bearded Lady, played by Creator/MrT.
** [[spoiler: And Skuggs, who turns into Skye Daley.]]
* GranolaGirl: Julie.
* AHandfulForAnEye: Stuey takes out the [=RastafarEyes=] by tossing a handful of dirt at them, which works pretty well for a creature that's [[{{Oculothorax}} 90% naked eyeball]].
* TheHyena: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Laughing Man]].
* IronButtMonkey: Nothing can [literally] break Stuey Gluck, and an awful lot of things try to.
* IncrediblyLamePun: The 'Hideous Frog Man' is just a guy in a scuba outfit. Who happens to be French.
** In a somewhat more obscure pun, there's a pair of Jamaican-accented [[FacelessEye faceless eyes]] named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rastafarian_vocabulary#I_words Eye and N. Eye]].
* KarmicTransformation: [[spoiler:Skuggs mutates the EES executives into a giant shoe. A giant, moaning flesh shoe.]]
--> "''[[ShoutOut Now that's a really big shoooe!]]''"
* LargeHam: Keanu Reeves (yes, seriously) as Ortiz.
* MadeOfPlasticine: In one scene, an enraged Rick pulls off a man's head like it's a wine cork, even with the appropriate accompanying sound.
* MayContainEvil: Zygrot-24.
* MegaCorp: The Everything Except Shoes Corporation (EES).
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Having their [[MultipleHeadCase bodies fused]] causes Ernie and Julie to take on mannerisms of the other, with Ernie at one point going through menstrual mood swings.
* MoralityPet: Stuey tries to be this for Ricky, but he's just too much of a {{Jerkass}}. [[spoiler: Until he finally lets the little troll into his heart.]]
* MultipleHeadCase: Julie and Ernie get turned into one of these.
* {{Oculothorax}}: The Rastafareyes are literally walking eyeballs. Their pupils act as their mouths.
* PaperThinDisguise: All of the freaks attempt to escape by dressing in milkman uniforms. At the same time.
* RuleOfFunny: Pretty much what the entire film is running on.
* SeverelySpecializedStore: Everything Except Shoes, of course.
* ShoutOut: ''Ghost Dude'' (''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'').
* SorryILeftTheBGMOn: During the ATeamMontage.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''The Idiot Box'', a short-lived sketch comedy show on {{MTV}}. The joke at the beginning about the Flying Gimp being destroyed is a reference to a recurring sketch called "Eddie the Flying Gimp from Outer Space."
* StylisticSuck: The laughably inept crayon drawing of Ricky's mutated form that Stuey tries to get various news organizations to run. [[spoiler: Which still somehow works.]]
* SurrealHumor
* 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.]]
* TestosteronePoisoning: "Macheesmo! ''Real'' cheese for ''real'' men! Now in a handy aluminum dispenser."
* TwoFaced: Ricky Coogan, after being mutated.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Ortiz is counting on this to get most of the freaks snuck out, but thinks that Ricky dressing like a milkman is just one milkman too many, and a knife fight ensues. Skuggs looks out and does note the unusual number of milkmen - and decides that the knife fight is just because it's a really competitive route.
* VerbedTitle
* TheVoiceless: Toad. He gets one line after [[spoiler:accidentally eating a lit stick of dynamite]]: [[OhCrap "Aw,]] ''[[PrecisionFStrike shit!"]]''
* VomitIndiscretionShot
* WhatTheHellHero: Stuey, Julie, and many protesters call out Ricky for sponsoring the evil, toxic Zygrot-24.
* WithCatlikeTread: The comical version, where the freaks make plenty of noise when enacting Ricky's plan to stop Skuggs but he fails to notice them. And then someone [[SoMuchForStealth drops a styrofoam cup]].
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