Freak is a 1998 film directed by Spike Lee.The film is a live performance of John Leguizamo's 1998 one-man show on Broadway of the same name.Leguizamo's show was semi-autobiographical as he would talk about many aspects of his life.In the performance piece, he also talks about family members such as his parents, grandparents, uncle, and his younger brother. Cleopatra, a trapeze artist seduces a sideshow midget named Hans, after learning of his large inheritance. "[69], John Mosher of The New Yorker wrote a favorable review, calling it "a little gem" that "stands in a class by itself, and probably won't be forgotten in a hurry by those who see it". Freaks is a 1932 American Pre-Code horror film in which the eponymous characters were played by people who worked as carnival sideshow performers and had real deformities. While some versions end on Cleopatra as the human duck, another ending shows Hans, now living in a mansion off his inheritance and still humiliated, visited by Phroso, Venus and Frieda. Joshua shows Mike (Scott Terra), a local boy, his collection, which inc… [54] In the United Kingdom, the film was banned by the British censors,[54][55] and remained as so for over thirty years before being passed with an X rating in August 1963. They ran out. [32] Among the microcephalic characters who appear in the film (and are referred to as "pinheads" throughout) were Zip and Pip (Elvira and Jenny Lee Snow) and Schlitzie, a male named Simon Metz who wore a dress. It follows a trapeze artist who joins a group of carnival sideshow performers with a plan to seduce and murder a dwarf in the troupe to gain his inheritance, but her plot proves to have dangerous consequences. Basil Wrangell Tod Browning's Freaks (based on his earlier short story Spurs) is a 1932 horror film that used real carnival sideshow performers with real deformities.. At first, the movie gained a lot of controversies and extremely negative feedback from test audiences. Linda Friitawa / Fright: Judd Winick Dustin Nguyen: Batman #627 (July 2004) Linda Friitawa is an albino geneticist who was stripped of her medical license for her unauthorized, gruesome experiments on human beings. She mocks them, tosses the wine in their faces and drives them away before berating Hans and drunkenly parading him around on her shoulders like a child. [32], Among the supporting characters featured as "freaks" were Peter Robinson ("The Human Skeleton"); Olga Roderick ("The Bearded Lady");[39] Frances O'Connor and Martha Morris ("armless wonders");[40] and the conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. Freaks began principal photography in November 1931,[b] with a 24-day shooting schedule. [38] Instead, Russian actress Olga Baclanova was cast as Cleopatra, based on her success in a Los Angeles-produced stage production of The Silent Witness. The two then share a heartwarming hug and it is presumed that they continue their relationship. Meanwhile, other romances flourish among the sideshow performers: the Bearded Lady, who is in love with the Human Skeleton, gives birth to their daughter. [6] The film had test screenings in January 1932, with many of the audience response being harsh, finding the film as too grotesque. Starring [83] Critic Derek Malcolm noted in 1999 that the film is "one of the masterpieces of baroque cinema," and a "damning antidote to the cult of physical perfection and an extraordinary tribute to the community of so-called freaks who made up its cast". One of his signatures was a pair of earrings in the shape of film cans. It is a supreme oddity (freak?) [47] Due to the extremely unfavorable response, the studio cut the picture down from its original 90-minute running time to just over an hour. Oblivious, the other "freaks" announce that they accept Cleopatra in spite of her being a "normal" outsider: they hold an initiation ceremony in which they pass a loving cup around the table while chanting, "We accept her, we accept her. Then he shows me a boy who walks on his hands because he was born without feet. "[66] The Hollywood Reporter called the film an "outrageous onslaught upon the feelings, the senses, the brains and the stomachs of an audience". [23] Film scholars Martin Norden and Madeleine Cahill, however, question Browning's intention of the film's final revenge sequence, in which the freaks mutilate the able-bodied, morally cruel Cleopatra. Images of Freaks. In the film's climax, Hans confronts Cleopatra with three of the entertainers as backup thugs. Freaks [24] "The implications of the violence against [Cleopatra] are far from clear", they write. [80], Freaks is now widely considered among director Browning's best films. Frieda tells Hans not to blame himself for what happened and that she still loves him. Blood Sucking Freaks is a 1976 exploitation-splatter film directed by Joel M. Reed and starring Seamus O'Brien, Luis De Jesus, Viju Krem, Niles McMaster, Dan Fauci, Alan Dellay, and Ernie Pysher. [7], Though it received critical backlash and was a box-office failure upon initial release, Freaks was subject to public and critical reappraisal in the 1960s, as a long forgotton Hollywood classic, particularly in Europe, and was screened at the 1962 Venice Film Festival. "[79], Freaks was first issued on VHS by Warner Home Entertainment in 1990. Todd S Super Reviewer. [63], A number of reviews were not only highly critical of the film, but expressed outrage and revulsion. However, her plot proves later to have dangerous consequences. Freaks are the term given to those who have been mutated by the tainted meat distributed by Monsino Farms. Freaks (also re-released as Forbidden Love and Natures Mistakes[6]), is a 1932 American pre-Code horror film produced and directed by Tod Browning, and starring Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova and Roscoe Ates. Freaks steht für: . Freaks (1932) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. United States [35] Screenwriters Willis Goldbeck and Elliott Clawson were assigned to the project at Browning's request. [80] In 2004, Warner issued the film on DVD for the first time. The chilling horror of the chant 'one of us' reveals why the freak show persists. All of which is death to a thoroughly thrilling cinematic experience like Freaks, Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein’s genre-bending feature film, which is … They have such nice faces, but it is so terrible...  Now, after we start the picture, I like them all so much. It follows a trapeze artist who joins a group of carnival sideshow performers with a plan to seduce and murder a dwarf in the troupe to gain his inheritance, but her plot proves to have dangerous consequences. Freaks, a horror film; The Freak, an unproduced motion picture written by Charlie Chaplin in the early 1970s; Freaks, a sci-fi thriller film; Freaks: You're One of Us, a 2020 German film distributed by Netflix; Freak, a 1998 solo show by John Leguizamo . It stars Nicholas Braun, Mackenzie Davis, Josh Fadem, Joan Cusack, Bob Odenkirk, Keegan-Michael Key, Ed Westwick, Patton Oswalt, Vanessa Hudgens and Denis Leary.The film was issued in a limited release by Columbia Pictures on October 30, 2015. Such a disdainful attitude was reflected in the real-life social outlook of some business tycoons during the Depression. [34], In June 1931, MGM production supervisor Irving Thalberg offered Browning the opportunity to direct Arsène Lupin with John Barrymore. Cinematography Although the spiders have ingested the toxins, he is oblivious since the arachnids seem unaffected. If you are normal go and see them for yourself, if not, well, use your own judgment. They may hereafter even be regarded in the flesh with a new dread bordering on respect. It took a weak mind to produce it and it takes a strong stomach to look at it. "Members of a traditionally disempowered minority use their collective force to disempower a majority member—turn her into one of them, in effect—leading us to wonder if she is truly disempowered or empowered in a new way. The song was featured on their album Leave Home.[95]. In response to this, MGM executive Irving Thalberg, without consent of director Browning, edited the original 90-minute feature, which was significantly cut, with additional alternate footage incorporated to help increase the running time. … The freaks then capture Cleopatra and sometime later, she is shown to be a grotesque, squawking "human duck" on display for carnival patrons; her tongue has been removed, one eye has been gouged out, the flesh of her hands has been melted and deformed to look like duck feet, her legs have been cut off, and what is left of her torso has been permanently tarred and feathered. [22] Among them, Smith cites the freaks' celebration of the birth of the Bearded Lady's baby, and the film's key dinner party sequence in which Cleopatra grows enraged when the freaks sing "We accept her, we accept her, one of us, one of us" as a welcoming song. Editing By When each of his plans failed, he faked his death in a method similar to one used by Paul Newman's and Robert Redford's characters in the movie "The Sting" Years later, he committed every crime known in films and the Gotham newspapers dubbed him "Film Freak". [32] At the time of the production's beginning, the film had a budget of approximately $209,000,[32] though it would eventually expand to over $300,000. Strange bumps in the night escalate into a nerve-wrecking encounter with the creature by Charles’ wife, Linda. Film FreakAppearances • Images • Gallery Film FreakAppearances • Images • Gallery • Quotes Burt Weston was a former stuntman and failed actor whom preferred impersonating villains, as he considered them more complex and multidimensional. A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance. The pin-heads, the half-man, half-woman, the dwarfs! [18], Towlson also notes that the freaks' everyday interactions with the able-bodied sideshow performers, such as Phroso, Roscoe, and Venus, further blurs the distinction between the able-bodied and disabled members of the circus, and that the physically beautiful characters—such as trapeze artist Cleopatra—are the ones who are vindictive and immoral. [47], –1932 press release from MGM responding to accusations that the film exploited its subjects[57], Despite the extensive cuts, the film was still negatively received by moviegoers, and remained an object of extreme controversy amongst the public upon initial release. Gooble-gobble, gooble-gobble. "The Freaks" is the sixth entry in the series of seven standalone films with a loose continuity. A conniving trapeze artist named Cleopatra seduces a carnival sideshow midget named Hans after learning of his large inheritance, much to the chagrin of Frieda, his midget fiance. Joey Ramone's brother Mickey Leigh said that the line "Gabba Gabba Hey" was specifically taken from the scene in which "the midget groom does a dance on the banquet table and sings 'Gobble gobble, we accept you, one of us' to his bride." [94], The song "Pinhead" by the punk-rock band Ramones was inspired by Freaks, which the band saw in Cleveland, Ohio after their gig was cancelled. "[12] Film studies academic Jennifer Peterson similarly identifies Freaks as an example of an "outsider film". Then he shows me the girl that's like an orangutan; then a man who has a head but no legs, no nothing, just a head and a body like an egg. [72][73] It was screened at the 1962 Venice Film Festival, and shortly after was shown for the first time in the United Kingdom, having been banned there since 1932. These cast members included dwarf siblings Harry and Daisy Earles; Johnny Eck, who had sacral agenenis; the conjoined twin sisters Daisy and Violet Hilton; and Schlitzie, a man with microcephaly. "[31], Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) had purchased the rights to Tod Robbins' short story "Spurs" in the mid-1920s at Tod Browning's urging for a reported $8,000. Freaks looked cooled and has a trailer that will suck you in, but ultimately it's a disappointment. The original version was considered too shocking to be released and no longer exists.

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