So, you're heading into the rental store or your local music zone (even though they're now in administration) and you got £3 in your pocket and want a movie that can entertain you.. on your tightwad budget (and let's face it, it's still a week before payday, so we're all broke after christmas), you spy a innocent looking movie called Freak Out with an inconspicous trio posted on the cover, the movie starts with the origins of our killer, progressing shortly to the present day, where our killer is free and now we spy the victim, only our killer is so inept that when he meets the victim, the fellow (who happens to have the worlds only doctorate in horror movies) takes pity on the potato sacked villain and trains him up to be the deadliest thing with a spatula.. yes, a spatula.
Now, I don't want to ruin this movie, but it was worth every second, infact I would have watched it several times if I had not lent it out to a friend who's yet to see it, the movie doesn't treat us like undereducated children, nor does it overwhelm us with gore, but it does give us a entertaining and imaginative background to a man on the edge.. of sanity at least, and the way the mask changes according to the mood is very apt.
If you can find a copy I suggest you snap it up post haste, whether you're into comedy or horror, there's even a scene or two of psudeo romance and necrophilia if that's what gets you going, worth every penny and more, buy it.. but it now, while there's still time... DO IT.
Only bad points would be how a scene or two seem to progress slowly (but we forgive that when you remember this is home grown talent) and the movie is set in america but clearly uses pound notes in a few instances, so only surface touches that really do not detract from the movie itself, for we do not nitpick from our couches!
In the words of the immortal Hunter 'S "Because you're just another Freak"