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This pre code movie, shocking for it's time, still pushes the edge of filmmaking with it's riveting tale of love and betrayal between a normal circus performer and the wealthy carnival midget whom she marries for money and then betrays.]]>
That the recent TV adaptation merely replicated the movie is a testament to how progressive (not in the liberal sense of the word but in the sense that the way suspense works in... Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Cem K.
This movie scared the hell out of me as a child! Now I went back and watched it as an adult and let me tell you nothing has changed! I especially love the actors. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kimberly
Just an off the wall movie that is very creepy at times. If you are into odd stuff this movie is a no-brainer.Published 3 days ago by Harryhausen Fan
The freaks are the odd looking people at the circus. Not long into the film the "freaks" changed. Read morePublished 4 days ago by as
Well done movie, with real circus folks. Sad story but ended well.Published 1 month ago by Janet Kolar
FREAKS is the well-known, controversial classic from director, Tod Browning (DRACULA, MARK OF THE VAMPIRE). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
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|How can you classify exploitation as "classic"||
Those poor unfortunate souls made a lot of money being "exploited" and I am sure they laughed all the way to the bank. If you think the film is exploitative then you didn't watch the same film as me.
Apr 22, 2010 by Chris W. | See all 4 posts
|wasn't the orignal longer?||
About 26 minutes of footage was chopped out by MGM after previews. Unfortunately, no one in 1932 anticipated the age of DVD extras or TCM, so the cut footage was not preserved. The original script still exists, and there are a couple of web sites that describe the missing footage.
Some of the... Read More
Dec 25, 2013 by Eric Perlin | See all 3 posts