Jul 29

Time to get Freaky

Posted by Matty

A favorite long-forgotten movie has recently resurfaced on DVD. I’m gonna guess that you haven’t seen the movie or even heard of it. Click on, because knowing is half the battle.

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Back in the day, I bought “Freaked” on LaserDisc. You don’t remember LaserDiscs? -It was the ultimate video format for film snobs for about 18 months in the 1990’s. Picture in youre mind a DVD the size of an record album. The terrifying thing is that I can even tell you that I bought it from a cutout bin at Camelot Music for about $5.88.

Anyhow, as part of a neverending project, I have been slowly transferring these LaserDiscs to DVD, since most of them have never been sold on DVD. Imagine my surprise when I found out that Freaked was finally coming out on DVD!

I bought it from my local mall and was impressed that the DVD doesn’t have any information on the cover, just a photo collage.
That inspired me. I’ve been told that my taste in film leaves something to be desired, so I won’t go on any longer about the movie. I will instead, let the stills below speak for themselves.

If you want to know what the movie is about, check it out on imdb.

brook.jpg Brooke Shields is in it. Wasn’t Blue Lagoon a comedy classic?
cooganposse.jpg Alex Winters (of Bill & Ted fame) plays Rickie Coogan, a former child star.
ees.jpg EES
julieernie.jpg The guy half of JulieErnie played the drunk brother on Blossom.
milkmen.jpg This scene is comedy gold
mrt.jpg Mr T. is the bearded lady
pinhead.jpg ahh, the pinhead
quaid.jpg Hands down, Randy Quaid’s best role, Elijah C Skruggs, the freakshow proprietor.
ramada.jpg One of the best jokes in the movie, but I’m not going to ruin it for you.
rastas.jpgI have nothing to say about this one, but I felt that you should know about the rasta eyeballs.
rickie.jpg Rickie Coogan, freak.
tastyfreeksmachine.jpg The Tasty Freekz Machine makes it all possible.

One Response to “Time to get Freaky”

  1. Robby Says:

    MY GOD! I did a random search for Randy quaid, found the picture of him form freaked, and clicked it cause I was curious.. and holy crap, I thought I wasthe only person to ever watch this movie! I remember when Iw as around… 11 or 12 I saw it on tv a LOT, but then all of the sudden they took it off whatever movie chanel it was on and it faded into the back of my mind.. I never FORGOT it, but I never was able to remember the name.. Thank you for reminding me of this excellent movie!