Psycho Beach Party


Psycho Beach Party

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Total Count: 32


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Shaking bikinis, muscled surfers, a wanna-be surf babe with a split personality, a mom with an agenda, and a few severed body parts are just some of the problems facing Captain Monica Stark when she is called to investigate a recent rash of gory Malibu murders.


Lauren Ambrose
as Florence 'Chicklet' Forrest
Kimberley Davies
as Bettina Barnes/Diane
Charles Busch
as Captain Monica Stark
Andrew Levitas
as Provoloney
Amy Adams
as Marvel Ann
Beth Broderick
as Mrs. Forrest
Channon Roe
as Wedge Riley
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Critic Reviews for Psycho Beach Party

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (15)

Audience Reviews for Psycho Beach Party

  • 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.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • 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.
    Jameson W Super Reviewer
  • 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.
    Lewis C Super Reviewer
  • May 26, 2009
    Honestly one of my favorite movies of all time...spooftastic
    Bumblebee S Super Reviewer

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