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      Psycho Beach Party

      2000, Comedy, 1h 35m

      35 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      Beth Broderick, Charles Busch and Jenica Bergere in Strand's Psycho Beach Party. Lauren Ambrose as Chicklet and Charles Busch as Captain Monica Stark in Strand's Psycho Beach Party. Thomas Gibson as Kanaka and Lauren Ambrose as Chicklet in Strand's Psycho Beach Party. Nick Cornish, Andrew Levitas, Nicholas Brendon and Thomas Gibson in Strand's Psycho Beach Party. Thomas Gibson as Kanaka in Strand's Psycho Beach Party. Psycho Beach Party (2000) Psycho Beach Party (2000) Psycho Beach Party (2000) Psycho Beach Party (2000)

      Movie Info

      "Psycho Beach Party" is a manic party-mix of 50's psychological thrillers, 60's beach movies, and 70's slasher films. The story focuses on Chicklet Forrest (Lauren Ambrose), a sixteen-year old tomboy who's desperate to be part of the in-crowd of Malibu beach surfers. She's the typical American girl - except for one little problem: her personality is split into more slices than a pepperoni pizza.

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Robert Lee King

      • Producer: Virginia Biddle, Jon Gerrans, Marcus Hu, Victor Syrmis

      • Writer: Charles Busch, Charles Busch

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $268.0K

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Strand Releasing

      • Production Co: Strand Releasing, Red Horse Films, New Oz Productions

      • Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo, Dolby A, Stereo, Surround, Dolby Digital, Dolby SR

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Lauren Ambrose
      Kimberley Davies
      Matt Keeslar
      Charles Busch
      Beth Broderick
      Amy Adams
      Jenica Bergere
      Charles Busch
      Diane Cornell
      John Hall
      Marcus Hu
      Jeff Melnick
      Ben Vaughn
      Arturo Smith
      Suzanne Hines
      Franco-Giacomo Carbone
      Ann Shea
      Camille Jumelle
      Michael Shea
      Howard Paar

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      • Sep 19, 2015

        A parody of the beach movies, slashers and coming of age PSA films. Psycho Beach Party was somewhat amusing thanks to Ambrose's performance, though most of the lines felt forced.

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      • Feb 02, 2011

        The only reason I watched this is because it is Amy Adams' second film. I didn't expect much, but it was more enjoyable than I thought. This film is nothing special, but it has a level of sillyness and appeal that will keep you entertained. The acting is not great, but the humor and crude remarks are enough to keep the interest. Not a film I'd recommend to everyone, but if you love Amy Adams as I do, it's worth a watch. She has a small role, but she's so great and funny.

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      • Aug 08, 2010

        "There is so much ugliness in the world. Can't there be anyone who is utterly perfect?" What an odd combination of a slasher, dance numbers, surfing, cross-dressing, split-personalities, a murder mystery, and campy humor. I only chose to see Psycho Beach Party because of the presence of a young Amy Adams, who I will watch absolutely any movie for. Without her, I wouldn't have had much of a reason to finish this. I love campy, cult movies, but Psycho Beach Party didn't particularly amuse me. It wasn't bad, but this movie is really only worth seeing if you're a fan of the cast (which includes Lauren Ambrose, Thomas Gibson, and Kathleen Robertson), and for the cheesy, awesome ending. Watch the trailer, it should give you an excellent idea of whether this is for you.

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      • May 26, 2009

        Honestly one of my favorite movies of all time...spooftastic

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