Freaked

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Freaked ★★ Hideous Mutant Freekz 1993 (PG-13)

Bizarre little black comedy throws everything at the screen, hoping some of the gross-out humor will prove amusing (and some does). Greedy TV star Ricky Coogin (Winter) agrees to be the spokesman for E.E.S. Corporation, which markets a toxic green slime fertilizer to the third world. He's sent to South America to promote the product and is captured by the mad scientist proprietor (Quaid) of a mysterious sideshow, who douses him with the fertilizer. Before you know it he's an oozing half-man, half-beast, perfect to join other freaks as the latest attraction. Lots of yucky makeup. Reeves has an uncredited cameo as the Dog Boy. 80m/C VHS, DVD . Alex Winter, Randy Quaid, Megan Ward, Michael Stoyanov, Brooke Shields, William Sadler, Derek McGrath, Alex Zuckerman, Karyn Malchus, Mr. T, Morgan Fairchild; Cameos: Keanu Reeves, Tom Stern, Tim Burns; D: Alex Winter, Tom Stern; W: Alex Winter, Tom Stern, Tim Burns; C: Jamie Thompson, Jene Omens; M: Kevin Kiner; V: Bob(cat) Goldthwait.