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 »
A group of teenage girls spends the night in an old dark mansion as an initiation into a college sorority. What they don't know is that the building is actually the headquarters for a mad ... See full summary »
While serving in Vietnam, a demolitionist witnesses the brutal torture/rape/murder of a young woman...ultimately, he becomes a serial rapist and killer himself, preferring explosives as his murder weapon of choice.
Most of the movie was filmed during seven days in Bakersfield, California, at the Kern County Fair. Three additional days of filming occurred on a sound stage in Los Angeles. Some pick up shots were later filmed in Ventura during the Ventura County Fair. See more »
What do you say you and me, we go up to Lee County tonight for a couple of beers. Eh? Eh?
Gee, Greasy, that sounds groovy. But I'm afraid I don't have anything classy enough to wear for such a grand occasion.
Don't you get so damn snotty. Who in the hell do you think you are, anyway?
I know who I am. I'm nobody. Just like you.
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"Freaks"(1932) gets a deliciously ghetto makeover....
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.
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