Let your freak flag fly, because Freaked is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or title above to download our review of the film, featuring special guest Saint Mort from The Saint Mort Show.
NOTE: Matthew’s laptop broke a fan during the recording, so the quality of his track isn’t ideal. We apologize for the buzzing sound.
Review in a Nutshell: Freaked is a truly strange comedy with incredible special effects, amazing production design, and a surprisingly diverse cast. It has to be seen to be believed.
One of my favorite movies since I was fifteen. It explains a lot.
‘Up’ totally stole that from this movie.
Watched this late one night in a double feature including Chris Elliot’s Cabin Boy. It was…damaging and glorious
Only seen this movie once and like Goob, it was a late-night cable discovery situation.
I have to agree with Goob’s assessment. It felt like the timing was way off.
Chris, my co-host on DEEP Hurting, has been bugging me to watch this for like 10 years to watch this movie. I guess I better watch it.
Also, it’s crazy to see a Geekscape person on a non-geekscape podcast.
I remember reading about this movie in Fangoria. I was eagerly awaiting this film to come out. I may have been the only one.
I went into this podcast thinking I was being exposed to something entirely unknown and yet a short while into the recording I realized I’d actually seen this movie at least a couple times, long, long ago. It’s a bit mystical as I don’t quite remember where, when, or how I saw this though I have my suspicions (true story: my family accidentally got HBO for about 5 years in the mid/late 90s presumably due to a cable company SNAFU). I definitely remember watching this with my dad at some point though. So thanks for the memory jog, though it’s really too bad it’s only available on VHS (as far as I can tell).
It’s more than likely you caught this movie on HBO in the mid-90s as it was a staple on that network. My dad was a cable repair guy when I was a kid, so we got all the premium channels for free (and pay-per-view for 50% off). This ran on HBO a ton in 1996. My brother and sister and I used to watch it *all* the time.
@Joni. It’s actually now available on a double disc DVD. It’s worth the purchase if you’re a fan of the movie because the special features are incredible (specifically one about how the make-up was done).