Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Freaks (1932)

An American horror directed by Tod Browning, starring Wallace Ford.
A circus trapeze performer and strong man conspire to separate a midget from his fiance and try to kill him.
This was actually interesting. The plot eventually held my attention enough to watch it a second time in order to understand what was going on. The characters were actual freaks: amputees, midgets and mutants. The video was typical of the 1930s, but more raw and graphic than was popular in that time. I think that the most visceral scene was all of the freaks advancing on the strong man in the rain. The audio was horrible. I could barely understand what people were saying because it was so bad. Overall, a strange, old film for folks who dig weird shit. I rate this good. It's a keeper!

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