Claire Brennen stars as a waitress who leaves the greasy-diner business for the excitement of the carnival. She quickly discovers that she despises freaks and human oddities.

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Complete credited cast:
Claire Brennen ...
Jade Cochran
Lee Raymond ...
Blackie Fleming
Lynn Courtney ...
Pat 'Moon' Mullins
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Steve St. John
Claude Earl Jones ...
Greasy (as Claude Smith)
Ben Moore ...
Ben Thomas
Vanteen ...
Al Babcock
Madame Lee ...
Snake Charmer (as Lee)
Marsha Drake ...
Olga
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Shorty
William Bagdad ...
Pretty-Boy (as Bill Bagdad)
Sandra Holcomb ...
Canival Woman
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Claire Brennen stars as a waitress who leaves the greasy-diner business for the excitement of the carnival. She quickly discovers that she despises freaks and human oddities. Written by Anonymous

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Carnival Barker: Ladies and gentlemen, you're about to behold a sight so strange, so horrifying, so utterly monstrous, that I urge you who are easily frightened or upset, who suffer from nervous disorders, weak hearts, or queasy stomachs, who experience nightmares, and any children under the age of 16, to forgo witnessing this exhibit. There are only two kinds of freaks ladies and gentlemen. Those created by God, and those made by man. The creature in this pit is a living breathing human being ...
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"Freaks"(1932) gets a deliciously ghetto makeover....
8 November 2004 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

Rotgut updating of Tod Browning's carny horror classic is actually not nearly as awful as it could have been...still, just about any quotidian viewer will refuse to endure it til the closing credits. Gorgeous, blonde Claire Brennan(sadly lost to cancer early in her life)portrays a complete and total bitch with a distinct "Bad Seed" approach to getting whatever she wants. When she brings her unscrupulous shenanigans to the mechanical wheel of a roadside carnival, she fitfully receives her come-uppance at the hands of the sideshow attractions. Her beauty is given way to monstrosity, as she is mysteriously transformed into a half-woman/half-beast with a fried egg eyeball, salaciously fondling a large snake(nice touch!).

Examine the names associated to this one, then reference their other works...I'm sure you'll find that "She Freak" is a cut above most of those other entries. It's overall a fun bit of grindhouse nonsense, but could have benefited greatly from the more gratuitous sex and violence one might expect from a Mabe/Friedman epic.

5.5/10


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