With the imminent release of Freak Out on DVD by Anchor Bay here in the UK, we were expecting the guys behind the film to pushing for a bit of free publicity, and it's now officially started. But with a film like Freak Out we're always happy to oblige.
Dan Palmer, who plays Onkey in the film, just mailed us a photo of the band Less Than Jake getting their own copies of the movie, which is a nice little nod as they have a cool cameo in the flick.
Anyway, then he goes and mails us this as a follow up.
If you run the LESS THAN JAKE pic (thanks if u do!) could u also plug our new MYSPACE page at:
So, enter at your own risk. Especially to Onkey's page.
Freak Out will hit stores on May 29th as an extras-packed, two-disc edition for £16.99, and is set to do for the slasher genre what Shaun of the Dead did for the zombie flick. Four years in the making, Freak Out is a hilarious and irreverent parody of the slasher genre, packed with juvenile double-entendres, witty pop-culture references and knowing nods to numerous horror classics.
Geeky horror movie fan Merv Doody (James Heathcote) receives the ultimate reality check when he unexpectedly discovers an inept and potentially homicidal lunatic hiding in his shower. Instead of following the time-honoured horror tradition of screaming like a girl and running for his life, Merv decides upon a less conventional option – turning his would-be attacker into the ultimate masked maniac.
With the help of his best friend Onkey (Dan Palmer), Merv sets about training Looney in the ways of the silver screen's most unstoppable killing machines – Jason Vorhees, Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers. But Looney learns his lessons too well and, armed with his deadly cooking spatula, goes on an uncontrollable rampage carving his way through the residents of the previously quiet island town of Redwater Cove.
Among those in Looney's psychotic sights are a gang of hard-drinking lesbians, a horde of crazed Larry Hagman fans and US ska-punk legends, Less Than Jake. The question is: can Merv and Onkey stop their monster before it's too late?
19th Aug 04 Maniac is one hell of a challenging film. It’s depraved and disgusting, and not one for repeat viewings unless you have problems. The issue is that it is very well made and is further strengthened by some...