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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Classic Horror Films: Day 16 (FREAKS - 1932)

Has anyone ever laughed at you? Made fun of you? Because you were too tall/ too small/ too fat/ too skinny/ too whatsoever?

If you answered this with “No.” : congratulations! You’re Mary Poppins. (As you know: “Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way.” ... In that case: I am not so sure whether I like you or not. ..)

If you answered the questions above with “Yes.” : don’t worry – you’re one of us. - “One of us. One of us..

Maybe this is why I can relate that much to the film I am presenting today – and which I ask you to watch whether you were or weren’t laughed at - and especially if you get your kicks out of hurting other people’s feelings:

Freaks (1932)

During the early 1930’s in a side show circus: Cleopatra (Olga Baclanova), the beautiful trapeze artists, called “Peacock of the air”, finds out that her small fellow artist Hans (Harry Earles) is about to inherit a great amount of money – so she takes advantage out of his soft spot for her and makes him marry her. Now she tries to intoxicate him slowly – but the other “freaks” notice that and they will take care of their friend..

Amazing film – and though I hate those “oh, you MUST see this or that”-stuff: I highly recommend this film to all of you!


Gilby37 said...

Very good choice! This movie is disturbing but also shows there is justice.

Renata said...

love it!!!

Sarah said...

Ach! The ending is so scary! Such a good, ahead-of-it's-time film too.


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