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|“||There are no weirdos here! Mutants? Yes. Genetic nightmares? Definitely. Children of hell and twisted masses of living, breathing, tormented flesh? Certainly. But as for weirdos...not a one. Unless, of course, you count me.||„|
|~ Elijah's first line in the movie|
|“||Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for the glamour! Get ready for the glimpse! Get ready to pelt the physically-challenged with rotten vegetables, 'cause it's showtime!!!||„|
|~ Elijah C. Skuggs welcoming all his unsuspecting guests and customers to Freek Land.|
|“||Who wants to get freeked first?||„|
|~ Elijah C. Skuggs as he threatens to tranform his victims into Freeks with Zygrot 24.|
|“||We'll get Disney's dead-ass!||„|
|~ Elijah C. Skuggs as he plans to rival Disneyworld with his own Freek World with the financial aid of E.E.S. Corporation.|
Elijah C. Skuggs, also nicknamed Skuggs and Red Swan, is the main antagonist of the 1993 American comedy film by 20th Century Fox, Freaked (originally titled Hideous Mutant Freekz). He is an evil American businessmen with an authentic Southern accent, who is both the wealthy, eccentric owner/ringmaster of the infamous Freek Land mutant farm in South America and an insane, amataur scientist who used the controversial fertilizer known only as Zygrot 24 to transform all his victims that he tricked and kidnapped into his Freeks.
He was portrayed by Randy Quaid who also played Alameda Slim.
The news break ends to reveal "The Skye Daley Show", already in progress. Skye is interviewing beloved former child star Ricky Coogin . Rather bluntly, Skye asks how Ricky so quickly went from one of America's sweethearts to a name that makes children scream in terror.
It all began when Ricky and Ernie cross paths with a group of protesters with each other for the rest of the drive. They decide to escape but is caught by a pair of talking, machine-gun toting Rastafarian eyeballs who take him to Elijah's lair. Elijah informs Ricky that at the next show, he plans to mutate him into a full beast that'll slaughter all of the other freaks, a surefire moneymaking event. On his way back, Ricky runs into the other freaks in the middle of their own escape attempt. He tries to warn them about the eyeballs, but none of them take him seriously. He gets into a blade fight with Ortiz, who ends up running off to chase a squirrel, catching the attention of the trigger-happy eyeballs who chase him out of the park. The freaks decide to elect Ricky as their new leader and Julie admires him for his selfless act.
As she embraces Ricky, Skye rises again, this time to be gunned down by Ernie. After Ricky and Ernie discuss what they have learned from their whole experience, they wave goodbye to the studio audience. Before the credits roll, though, the machete-wielding Skye lunges at them one more time.