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Psycho Beach Party (2000)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | 7 September 2001 (USA)
Spoof of 1960s Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960s Malibu, becomes "Chicklet", the first girl surfer at ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Lee King

Writers:

Charles Busch (play), Charles Busch (screenplay)
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Ambrose ... Florence 'Chicklet' Forrest / Ann Bowman
Thomas Gibson ... Kanaka
Nicholas Brendon ... Starcat
Kimberley Davies ... Bettina Barnes
Matt Keeslar ... Lars
Charles Busch ... Captain Monica Stark
Beth Broderick ... Mrs. Ruth Forrest
Danni Wheeler Danni Wheeler ... Berdine
Nick Cornish ... Yo Yo
Andrew Levitas ... Provoloney
Amy Adams ... Marvel Ann
Kathleen Robertson ... Rhonda
Nathan Bexton ... T.J.
Buddy Quaid ... Junior
Jenica Bergere ... Cookie
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Storyline

Spoof of 1960s Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960s Malibu, becomes "Chicklet", the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach. Only Florence suffers from dissociative identity disorder and, occasionally, her alter ego "Ann Bowman", a sexually aggressive, foul-speaking girl, comes out, during which time several beach goers are found murdered. The suspects include Chicklet herself, surfer Kanaka, exchange student Lars, and even Chicklet's own mother. Written by Matthew Patay

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Taglines:

Party till you drop. Dead.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Horror na Praia Psicodélica See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,359, 6 August 2000

Gross USA:

$268,117

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$268,117
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The interior of Kanaka's shack was actually a set, not on a beach where the shack is supposedly located. See more »

Goofs

When Marvel Ann gets her bikini bottoms torn off a flesh patch between her legs is briefly visible. See more »

Quotes

Berdine: [excited ] Miss Barnes, you are more than a mere sex kitten. You are the sentient embodiment of the Nietzschean superman, ever striving, striking a blow for the truth in the eternal battle of the sexes!
Bettina Barnes: That is what I have been telling my agent for months.
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Alternate Versions

The DVD version in Spain runs 85 minutes.
  • It stars with the "Cinemavault.com" logo.
  • Some scenes are edited in a different order, sometimes missing some dialogue parts.
  • The interrogation scene after T.J. death and the sex scene between Kanaka and Monica are cut.
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Connections

References Marnie (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

P-S-Y-C-H-O, Psycho End Title
Written by Ben Vaughn
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super psycho fun!
13 August 2000 | by darkcrashSee all my reviews

A silly, sick, hilarious movie! We had so much fun--saw it on a rainy night in NYC; the theater was packed and a rollicking good campy time was had by all!

You'll remember many gems of dialogue--especially a line from Nicholas Brendon that rivals fellow "Buffy" cast member Allyson Hannigan's shocker in "American Pie"!

Anyone with the slightest affection for those AIP beach movies will love this one. Terrific soundtrack too--why no album???


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