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She Freak (1967)

Unrated | | Horror | 3 May 1967 (USA)
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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Byron Mabe, Donn Davison (uncredited)
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Complete credited cast:
Claire Brennen Claire Brennen ... Jade Cochran
Lee Raymond Lee Raymond ... Blackie Fleming
Lynn Courtney Lynn Courtney ... Pat 'Moon' Mullins
Bill McKinney ... Steve St. John
Claude Earl Jones ... Greasy (as Claude Smith)
Ben Moore ... Ben Thomas
Vanteen Vanteen ... Al Babcock
Madame Lee Madame Lee ... Snake Charmer (as Lee)
Marsha Drake Marsha Drake ... Olga
Felix Silla ... Shorty
William Bagdad ... Pretty-Boy (as Bill Bagdad)
Sandra Holcomb 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1967 (USA) See more »

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Asylum of the Insane See more »

Filming Locations:

Bakersfield, California, USA See more »

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$65,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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Lynn Courtney learned a strip routine for her role as Pat. See more »

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[opening lines]
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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Some dreams just don't pan out
3 August 2010 | by Cujo108See all my reviews

A waitress who has dreams of a better life decides she'd have more fun working for a traveling carnival. Weird choice for a better life, but whatever. Once there, it isn't long before she's courting the rich owner of the carnival freak show. After marrying him, she carries on an affair with the ferris wheel operator behind his back. Everything ends badly for all involved.

This is a pretty poor attempt at a remake of Freaks. Instead of actual character development, the film feels content to give us countless scenes via musical montage. The entire courtship between the lead and the freak show guy is a wordless series of scenes set to music. We also have several lengthy scenes of the carnival being set up and then even more of it being taken down. This is sort of neat to see, but it takes up way too much time. The pointless scenes don't stop there, as we also get a cheesy fight midway through. One guy gets a screwdriver through the hand, which would seem pretty serious, but there are no repercussions.

Leading lady, Claire Brennen (who unfortunately passed away ten years after this film), was actually quite good in the movie. The ending is decent too as the freaks have their revenge and we see what's become of her. I was really surprised to read that Claire had a romantic relationship with the actor who played the sideshow midget that her character is so disgusted by in the film. Good for them.

The film itself is absolutely nothing to write home about. For a better freak-oriented movie, check out Jack Cardiff's The Freakmaker.


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