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Freakshow (1989)

 |  Horror  |  18 May 1989 (France)
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After being ditched by her cameraman because of her manipulative behavior at a murder scene, a reporter wanders through town looking for a phone she can use. She finds a small museum, where... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Shan
Peter Read ...
Dr. Borges
Dean Richards Wiancko ...
Fidge / Killer (as Dean Richards)
William Korbut ...
Funk (as Will Korbut)
Patrick Galligan ...
Gordon (as Patrick Joseph Galligan)
Dan Gallagher ...
Bloater
Michelle Scattolon ...
Sybil / Girl 1
Santino Buda ...
Byrd
Deborah Lobban ...
Miss Baker
Michele Coleman ...
Lilitu / Girl 2
Harvey Levkoe ...
Frank
Linda Murphy ...
Widow-Angie
Gerry Ride ...
Doc / Dentist
John Lundman ...
Oscar
Timm Zemanek ...
Peter - TV Director (as Tim Zenmanek)
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After being ditched by her cameraman because of her manipulative behavior at a murder scene, a reporter wanders through town looking for a phone she can use. She finds a small museum, where the proprietor invites her in to have a look around before leaving. In one room, she encounters a strange jar which causes her to have strange visions, visions that are suppoedly drawn from her own mind. These 'visions' make up the rest of this four- part anthology, which includes horror and suspense stories about a junkie chasing a dog for his runaway fix, a pizza delivery boy who gets a Halloween surprise, a living but paralyzed OD victim forced to undergo her own autopsy because everyone thinks she's dead, and a deal between a golf course owner and a gravedigger that has some unexpected consequences. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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18 May 1989 (France)  »

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História Bizarra  »

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CAD 1,700,000 (estimated)
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Shan: The body count here tonight. 35 dead, including 5 theatre employees, 35 others wounded, most of them in critical condition. There are reports that the boy identified as the killer, Fidge De Sola, seen here in the V.C. High yearbook, had recently been fired from his job as an usher at this theatre, after having a fight with another employee over a girl. Fidge De Sola used guns from his father's collection of Vietnam weaponry. The last victim was the killer himself. He died by his own hand. This ...
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Misunderstood.
7 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is truly an intellectual masterpiece - although I'll admit the first time through I was at a loss. After watching this seemingly disjointed set of stories, I was left with only one thought "What WAS that?".

I couldn't shake the feeling that I had completely missed the point. I put the tape back in the VCR a watched it again. This time carefully paying attention for any unifying threads. At the end of the second viewing I was convinced that I had NOT missed anything... this was just a weird movie with nothing to say.

That was it, until about 3 days later... I'm sitting at my desk and out of the blue, it comes to me "Oh, yeah!". On my way home from work I stopped at the video store and rented it out again.

I won't spoil it - I'll only say that this is indeed a profound piece of work. The very obscurity of its message serves to intensify the revelation.


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