FreaksA 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. They band together and carry out a brutal revenge that leaves her knowing what it truly means to be a 'freak.'
Actors of "Freaks"
Characters of "Freaks"
Directors of "Freaks"
Tod BrowningBirthdate: 12 July 1880, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Creators of "Freaks"
Clarence Aaron 'Tod' RobbinsBirthdate: 25 June 1888, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Willis GoldbeckBirthdate: 24 October 1898, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "Freaks"
Joe Morgenstern Wall Street JournalSeptember 28, 2015
[Boasts] some of the most terrifying scenes ever consigned to film.
Tom Huddleston Time OutJune 08, 2015
One of the most powerful films ever made about the need for humanity and solidarity in the face of cruelty and oppression.
Variety Staff VarietyMarch 26, 2009
Freaks is sumptuously produced, admirably directed, and no cost was spared. But Metro failed to realize that even with a different sort of offering the story still is important.
Dave Kehr Chicago ReaderSeptember 24, 2007
If the heart of the horror movie is the annihilating Other, the Other has never appeared with more vividness, teasing sympathy, and terror than in this 1932 film by Tod Browning.
Josh Larsen LarsenOnFilmNovember 17, 2015
...despite its gruesome conclusion, the movie seems to do everything in its power to create community.
Rob Gonsalves eFilmCritic.comOctober 15, 2015
Browning locked in some of horror cinema's most indelible images.
Jonathan Hatfull SciFiNowJune 18, 2015
With strong performances and a surprising tenderness, Freaks more than deserves its towering reputation.
Mark Kermode Observer (UK)June 14, 2015
Browning's sympathies are clear; if there are "freaks" on display here, they are not the versatile performers to whom the title seems to allude.
Martyn Conterio CineVueJune 10, 2015
Undoubtedly flawed, Freaks is also admirably bonkers and quite simply unforgettable.
Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema CrazedOctober 28, 2013
A masterpiece of the horror mold, and one that warrants a loyal audience.
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