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Freakshow (1989)

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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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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Humour that will scare you to death! See more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Dr. Borges: Society.
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References The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) See more »

Soundtracks

Fool's Paradise
Performed by Carl Dixon
Courtesy of and (C) 1988 Carl Dixon
All Rights Reserved (PROCAN)
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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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