Freaks (1932)
Freaks (1932) Genre(s): Horror

Directed by: Tod Browning

Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Rosco Ates, Henry Victor, Harry Earles, Daisy Earles, Rose Dione, Daisy Hilton, Violet Hilton, Schlitze, Josephine Joseph, Johnny Eck, Frances O'Connor, Peter Robinson, Olga Roderick, Koo Koo, Radian, Martha Morris, Elvira Snow (Zip), Jenny Lee Snow (Pip), Elizabeth Green, Angelo Rossitto, Edward Brophy, Matt McHugh

Synopsis: A heartless trapeze artist takes advantage of the circus midget who has fallen in love with her.

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Ripley's movie review

It's not very scary (although the ending was creepy) and it's not all that shocking either. It is, however, fascinating, especially when you consider that these were real people who appeared in circus freak shows in the 1920s and '30s. I was particularly impressed by the guy who could light a cigarette even though he had no arms or legs.

It's very short, only 64 minutes, but worth watching.

Added 27 December 2003 at 6:28 AM

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