Release dateSeptember 11, 2004 WriterDan Palmer, Christian James CastJames Heathcote (Merv Doody), Dan Palmer (Onkey), Nicola Connell (Abby), Yazz Fetto (The Sheriff), Desmond Cullum-Jones (Merv`s Boss), Tony Rogers (Chip McCready) Similar moviesThe Astronaut Farmer, Creep, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, King of California, Dallas Doll, Der Mann im Keller
When die-hard horror movie fan Merv Doody (James Heathcote) finds a dangerous escaped mental patient at his doorstep, he has a panic attack but regains his cool when he realizes the potential in the hapless killer. Merv invites best pal Onkey (Dan Palmer) over and the two soon set about executing a makeover on the maniac to create the ultimate slasher movie villain. Outfitted with a snazzy orange jumpsuit, an appropriately menacing hockey mask, and armed with a spatula, Merv and Onkey's murderous creation soon sets out on a violent rampage 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.
Freak Out began filming on 20 October 1999, and ended 12 June 2003 with an estimated budget of £30,000. The film was shot at both Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK, and London, England, UK.
The film garnered mostly positive reviews from critics.
In 2004, Director Christian James, won the Commendation Award during the Festival of Fantastic Films, in UK. That same year, he won the Best Genre Cross Over award at the Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival.