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Freaked (1993)




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This rather warped but stylish little black comedy tells the story of Ricky Coogin, an avaricious, spoiled star who becomes the official spokesperson for the enormous Everything Except Shoes corporation without realizing that they are deliberately and irresponsibly marketing Zygrot-27, a deadly chemical fertilizer in Third World countries. To market the toxic green ooze, the actor is sent to Santa Flan, a small Latin American country with his best friend Ernie. The two are pursued by the actor's biggest, most obnoxious fan, Stuey Gluck. There Ricky meets American environmental activist Julie. He keeps his identity from the pretty girl secret for a time and the three of them travel together to Ricky's engagement. The trouble really begins when they stop to see Elijah C. Skuggs' roadside freak show. If they had known that Skuggs creates his "mutants" by dousing regular people with Zygrot-27 they might not have stopped. Unfortunately, they do and Ricky ends up turned into a disgusting creature and placed in a cage with the other "freaks." Things get even crazier after Ricky learns that he is about to be transformed into an evil super-freak and will be forced to kill his new companions on stage.


Alex Winter
as Ricky Coogin
Randy Quaid
as Elijah C. Skuggs
Brooke Shields
as Skye Daley
William Sadler
as Dick Brian
Karyn Malchus
as Sockhead
Bobcat Goldthwait
as Sockhead as Tourist/Sockhead
Don Stark
as Editor
Keanu Reeves
as Juan the Dog Boy
Mr. T
as Bearded Lady
Alex Zuckerman
as Stuey Gluck
Tom Stern
as Milkman
Deep Roy
as George Ramirez #3
David Bowe
as EES Assistant
Morgan Fairchild
as Stewardess
Lee Arenberg
as The Eternal Flame
Jack Yates
as Security Guy
Ray Baker
as Bill Blazer
Joe Baker
as Prof. Nigel Crump
Patti Tippo
as Rosie the Pinhead
Tim Burns
as Frogman
Calvert DeForest
as Larry "Bud" Melman
Eduardo Ricard
as George Ramirez #1
Vincent Hammond
as Giant Rick Monster
Jeff Kahn
as Nosey
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Critic Reviews for Freaked

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (2)

There's a lot within the story that is nonsense, but it is entertaining and zany for a reason. If you can get past the intense tonal injection, and just let it roll over you- you might just have a good time.

March 4, 2021 | Full Review…

It's unwatchable if viewed when sober.

May 3, 2012 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

what happens when you get a bunch of hipsters too weird for their own good in a room together and ask them to come up with something funny

July 25, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

...wears out its welcome...

July 8, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Good idea, weak execution.

December 8, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

A wacky bag of pleasure. The cameo's are great

November 18, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Freaked

A vain actor is turned into a freak in a South American mutant circus by a mad scientist, using the same chemical he's recently become a spokesman for. Bizarre freak costume design and a parade of B-list celebrities (Mr. T as the bearded lady, Larry "Bud" Melman) make up for the hit-or-miss nature of the rapid fire NAKED GUN-style gags.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

Totally insane, off the wall surreal comedy fantasy which is also a total spoof and not to be watched if your expecting anything remotely sensible haha. Alex Winter of 'Bill n Ted' fame is the main lead in this but for the most part he is cover in some tremendous prosthetics/makeup which look both effective and kinda daft at the same time. He is joined by quite a motley crew of character actors such as Randy Quaid, Bobcat Goldthwait, Mr T, William Sadler, Brook Shields and a cameo from Sam Raimi, watch out for Keanu Reeves in an uncredited role as 'Dog Boy'. The plot is utterly crazy and involves toxic waste hence lots of monsters and bizarre mutants, each and every mutant character is well created and range from something simply like a guy farting allot to a guy that has a sock puppet for a head :) you see how weird this is. All I can say is its a wild trip with tonnes of great makeup, wacky ideas and very little sense, almost like an old MTV music video.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


Oh Alex Winter, you're even cute as a mutant. I really liked this cheesy little 80's flick about mutants. It was just so fun and the soundtack is a blast. Classic.

Alexis Nomm
Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

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