Overall Rank: 599
Average Rating: 3.1/4
# of Ratings: 142
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1932
Genre: Drama, Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Tod Browning
Actors: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates, Henry Victor, Harry Earles
Plot: A beautiful "big" woman marries a handsome "little" man. But, when money gets in the way things start to go wrong. -- Gabe
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/10/2019
Tod Browning's cult-classic stands the test of time, thanks to its quality of humanization towards its cast of physically deformed individuals whom a judgmental and ignorant society would deem as "Freaks."
mitchellyoung - wrote on 05/21/2012
This unique film's best moments are when it focuses on the "family" that the circus performers have become and gives what others might view as "freaks" their own opportunity to be original characters. When the movies focuses on the characters' deformities, it does feel exploitive, but the film does drive home a chilling and fascinating conclusion.
Gabe - wrote on 02/04/2009
if you can get past the first 15 mins. or so, it's a surprisingly decent film of love and revenge. Browning does a good job at showing the family side of the circus sideshow acts. A few less characters could've made this a more sound film, some of the "freaks" are seen and maybe even heard from but we know little about them. Character development surely wasn't part of the plan. Decent, but not great.
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Drive-In Massacre - wrote on 04/21/2010
Reclusive, and eccentric director Tod Browning is known by the most-inner circle of old horror film fans as the director of such cult classics as Mark of the Vampire, The Unholy Three, The Unknown, and London After Midnight (the infamous lost Lon Chaney film). But it is without question he is best known to the world as the director of one of the top 20 most iconic films in history, Dracula, as well as the film in question, that of which is Freaks. - Possibly even more for Freaks. Dracula is much more recognized, but he didn't put much effort in it, and Lugosi is discussed much more than any one else. In Freaks Tod Browning is almost considered the star. - I'm not going to go much into the history of the making of the film or the history of the people involved. If I did I'm sure it would …
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