Freakdog is a 2008 British horror film directed by Paddy Breathnach, that originally went under the title Red Mist.

Directed byPaddy Breathnach
Produced bySimon Bosanquet
Written bySpence Wright
StarringArielle Kebbel
Andrew Lee Potts
Sarah Carter
Stephen Dillane
Distributed byStarz Entertainment
Release date
22 August 2008 (2008-08-22)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The film follows seven medical students who, while out partying one night, spike the drink of an unknowing and loner hospital janitor Kenneth, nicknamed "Freakdog". However, he has epilepsy and goes into a seizure before falling and hitting his head. His injury, combined with the alcohol and the drugs that he has ingested, causes him to fall into a deep coma. The students, not wanting to be involved or risk their futures for their crime, abandon his body on a road in front of the hospital and drive off as fast as they can, hoping someone will come across his body and help him. When they learn about his condition becoming fatal, one of the students (Arielle Kebbel) attempts to revive him using an experimental drug. The result has horrible and unintended consequences, leading to Freakdog having out of body experiences that allow him to possess the students who poisoned him and abandoned him. He exacts vengeance by possessing their bodies and through them, framing them for murdering each other while they desperately search for a way to stop him.



Although set in the United States, the film was shot on location in Belfast, Northern Ireland.[1][2]


The film received a limited cinema release and reviews of the film were generally poor. Rotten Tomatoes gave it only 8% based on 13 reviews.[3]


The film premiered on 22 August 2008 as part of the UK Fright Fest.

Home media

The DVD and Blu-ray was released on 10 February 2009 in the United States.[4] In the UK and Ireland, the film was released on 3 July 2009 as Red Mist.


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