Jump to navigation Jump to search For the dc Talk tribute album, see Freaked! Freaked is a 1993 American science fantasy black comedy film directed by Tom Stern and Alex Winter, and written by Stern, Winter bitcoin animation studio Tim Burns.
It all began when he accepted a job from the slimy mega-corporation E. Zygrot 24″, a controversial and lethal toxic fertilizer, in South America. The two con Julie into thinking they’re also environmentalists and she agrees to join them on a trip to an anti-Zygrot 24 protest. Ricky eventually finds out that Elijah’s Zygrot suppliers are none other than E.
Freek Land with a shipment of Zygrot and an imprisoned Stuey Gluck. As they discuss their plans to mutate the world’s population into an efficient workforce, Stuey follows a telepathic tip from Rick and manages to escape, grabbing the tainted batch of Zygrot along the way. Elijah goes ahead and infects Ricky with his own Zygrot, turning him into an equally grotesque seven-foot monster. As the Ricky Monster and Stuey Monster battle to the death onstage, Elijah catches the E. Elijah stops them by soaking them with the Zygrot, mutating them all into a giant, fleshy shoe. They are then joined by the still-mutated Ortiz and the Stuey Monster before it’s revealed that Skye Daley is actually Elijah C. Skuggs lunges after Ricky with a machete, only to be gunned down by the now normal Julie.
As she embraces Ricky, Skye rises again, this time to be gunned down by Ernie. Hideous Mutant Freekz was conceived around the time Winter and Stern had directed 1988’s Bar-B-Que Movie, a short film starring and featuring the music of experimental rock band Butthole Surfers. Following the end of production on Stern and Winter’s MTV sketch comedy show The Idiot Box, staff writer Tim Burns was recruited to join the two in a number of rewrites. Winter and Stern pitched the idea to 20th Century Fox. Joe Roth, the head of the studio at that time, loved the idea and offered the two a twelve million dollar deal to direct it, despite the fact that neither of them had any experience directing a major Hollywood film and had never even shot on 35mm film before.
During filming, Joe Roth was fired as studio head by Rupert Murdoch and replaced with Peter Chernin, who didn’t like the film nor the fact that twelve million dollars was being invested in it. After several poor test screenings, Fox chose to pull the film from a nationwide release and cut its advertising budget, leaving no money for commercials or newspaper ads. Freaked had its official premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 1993. Freaked received a mostly mixed response from critics. The film was also nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Make-up. This DVD has since gone out of print.
On August 6, 2013, Anchor Bay and Starz Inc. This new release does not include any of the bonus features from the earlier, now out of print DVD. A soundtrack release for Freaked was planned, but following the loss of their post-production budget, the idea never came to fruition. The score was composed by Kevin Kiner, with additional music by Paul Leary and Butthole Surfers, and Blind Idiot God. Archived from the original on September 24, 2010.
Archived from the original on November 13, 2007. This page was last edited on 6 June 2018, at 03:40. Comedy horror is a literary and film genre that combines elements of comedy and horror fiction. Comedy horror has been described as able to be categorized under three types: “black comedy, parody and spoof. Hallenbeck cites the short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving as “the first great comedy horror story”. Horror and comedy have been associated with each other since the early days of horror novels. Shortly after the publication of Frankenstein, comedic parodies appeared.