Freak Out (2004)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Horror Comedy  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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When a dangerous escaped mental patient turns up on the doorstep of a die-hard horror nerd, the witless horror aficionado attempts to mold the unwitting reject into the perfect killing machine in a blood-drenched tribute to the stalk-and-slash frighteners of yesteryear. Merv Doody (James Heathcote) may not know much, but his does know horror films; if it features sharp objects and sexually adventurous sorority girls, chances are he's seen it -- multiple times. But seeing murderous mayhem on the screen and standing face-to-face with a real-life killing machine are two very different experiences, and when the genuine article comes knocking at his front door, Merv has a serious panic attack. Upon regaining his cool and realizing the potential in the hapless killer, Merv invites best pal Onkey (Dan Palmer) over and the two soon set about executing one of the most maniacal makeovers in screen history. Now outfitted with a snazzy orange jumpsuit, an appropriately menacing hockey mask, and armed with the world's most dangerous spatula, Merv and Onkey's murderous creation soon sets out on a violent rampage of death and destruction that sends the small-town citizens of Redwater Cove running for their lives. Upon realizing that they are the only ones who can put an end to the bloody killing spree, the longtime horror fans prepare to put their vast knowledge of slasher disposal to the ultimate test.

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horror-films, killing-spree, mental-patient (escaped)