Sunday, 30 September 2012

Tod Browning's Freaks - DVD Review

Cult Horror- Starring  Wallace Ford,  Leila Hyams,  Olga Baclanova & Rosco Ates
Suggested by Tod Robbins' story "Spurs". Screenplay by Willis Goldbeck and Leon Gordon.
Directed by Tod Browning.

Tod Browning Directs this 1932 Cult Classic in which  the True Freaks are not the story's sideshow performers, but "normals" who mock and abuse them.  Browning, a former circus contortionist, cast  real-life sideshow  professionals.

A living torso who nimbly lights his own cigarette despite having no arms or legs, microcephalics ( whom the film calls "pinheads")  they and others play the big-top troupers who inflict a terrible revenge on a trapeze artist who treats them as subhumans.

In 1994, Freaks was selected for the National Film Registry's archive of cinematic treasures.

The  dvd release  includes : Commentary by David J. Skal, Freaks: Sideshow Cinema featurette, Special message prologue and 3 Alternative endings.


This movie is a MUST SEE for all Fans of Classic Horror & Cult Cinema. u need this movie in your life.

Rating 5 out of 5
by Chris Dunlop

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