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Freakshow (2007)

Unrated | | Horror | Video 30 January 2007
In a modern retelling of Tod Browning's "Freaks" (1932), "Freakshow" tells the story of a group of criminals who chose to hide out by working security at a traveling circus. At first, they ... See full summary »

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Lee
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Curtis
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Margaret the Cannibal Girl
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In a modern retelling of Tod Browning's "Freaks" (1932), "Freakshow" tells the story of a group of criminals who chose to hide out by working security at a traveling circus. At first, they plot with an insider to steal the ticket sales, but the wily Lucy has bigger plans. She convinces the gang to let her seduce and marry the aging circus owner, Lon, in order to secure the entire circus fortune after he "suffers an accident". "People die all the time," Lucy says. The freaks are on to their scheme, however, and when the youngest of them is caught by the ruthless gang, they show no mercy to ensure her silence. When the circus folk find the child's remains, they swear vengeance, and no one is safe from their fury--least of all, the wily Lucy. Written by EllenRipley112

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Trivia

LA Circus provided the entire vintage circus and carnival. Rides, tents, wardrobe, etc. See more »

Goofs

In the "Special Features" the Wolf Man, played by VeeKay (Diego Barquinero), is introduced as "The Wolf Boy." See more »

Quotes

The Great Riwami: Yeah, we'll be there, and everything.
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Crazy Credits

"Why are you still reading these end credits? Go back to the video store and rent another Asylum film. You know you want to." See more »

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Remake of Freaks (1932) See more »

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I'm Going, I'm Going, I'm Gone
Performed by Ella Retford
(recorded in 1907)
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Ripoff remake of a classic
18 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a really poor retelling of Todd Browning's 1932 classic Freaks.

It is essentially the same story of circus folks (offend one, offend all, etc) but instead of genuine freaks you get heavily tattooed people into body modification as the main freaks. Guys with stretched-out earlobes and excessive tats do not a freak make.

The only redeeming feature I can recall is the "cannibal girl" who is notable for her beauty and is not a freak in any way other than being freakishly hot. She is the only reason I did not bestow a rating of 1 on this movie.

The original Freaks movie was great because it had all those genuine circus freaks in it and was very controversial at the time of conservative film making.

This flick borrows, nay, steals heavily from the 1932 Freaks and even steals it's "banned in X countries" logo from the original. The only reason this modern Freakshow movie might be banned from anywhere would be for plagiarism.


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