Freak out is a term that started in the 1960s and rapidly expanded in meaning to include a variety of things:
Kissing, foreplay or sex in the back of a car. 1960's musicians' term for volume or other sound characteristics increasing to a climax. "Freaking out", or experiencing a bad trip (WP) on a psychedelic drug. From this meaning, a more general term meaning a startling or scary or otherwise emotional experience, or a person's strong reaction indicating that they are experience same. Sometimes synonymous with "losing your cool" (See Cool (African philosophy) and Wikipedia:Cool (aesthetic).
- Freak Out (2004 film), an independent British horror-comedy
- Wikipedia:Freak Out (ride), a pendulum-based fairground ride
- Wikipedia:Stretch Panic (known as Freak Out in Europe), a PlayStation 2 video game
- Wikipedia:Freak Out!, the debut album by The Mothers of Invention
- Wikipedia:Freak-Out, an album by Japanese metal band Aion
- Freak Out! (Teenage Bottlerocket album)
- Wikipedia:Freak Out: The Greatest Hits of Chic and Sister Sledge, an album
- Freak Out, an album by Wikipedia:Tehosekoitin
- Wikipedia:Freak Out! (magazine), a Peruvian music magazine
- "Wikipedia:Le Freak", a 1978 disco hit by Chic, often mistakenly identified as "Freak Out" because of its lyrics.
- "Freak Out" (song), a song by 311
- "Freak Out", a song from the Avril Lavigne album Under My Skin
- "Freak Out", a song from the eponymous album Liars
- "Freaking Out", a song by from the eponymous album Adema
- Wikipedia:Freak Out: Extreme Freeride, a 2007 skiing game.
- Wikipedia:Freak Out, It's Ben Kweller, a demo by Ben Kweller
- Wikipedia:Victorious: Freak the Freak Out, an episode, billed as a movie, of the TV series Victorious
- "Wikipedia:Freak the Freak Out", a song by the cast of Victorious, featuring Victoria Justice
- Wikipedia:Operation Freakout, a campaign by Scientology to silence a critic
Further reading Edit
Google Books search for 'freakout films', a 1960s genre of films as described by a filmmaker on a PBS documentary. There is therefore at least one more meaning of 'Freak out', and probably more to be found in Google Books