This week, in honor of the release of Bill and Ted Face the Music, Matt and Tony are talking about Freaked, the 1993 cult deep cut directed and co-written by Bill himself, Alex Winter. Freaked is one of those early '90s cable staples, the kind of movie that a lot of kids caught by accident (and probably when their parents weren't paying attention). Abandoned by the studio only to die quietly to empty theaters, Freaked is the quintessential cult film - lots to love and criminally overlooked.
Winter plays a smug, Hollywood It Boy who gets roped into a plot involving an evil conglomerate, a carnival sideshow, and a group of grotesque mutants. It's all an excuse for gag-a-minute comedy, gloriously gross-out practical effects, and the sweet sounds of the Butthole Surfers. It is, in short, a hilarious and gnarly time capsule of whatever was in the air in the early '90s.