You can add bad editing to the other "bads." When it failed upon its first release to theaters, it was taken back to the studio and re-edited to make it more palpable to 1932 audiences and re-released. It still failed. I suppose proof that it was a film ahead of its time. Unfortunately, it was also the film that almost destroyed the career of its director Tod Browning. Though, having seen "Freaks" on TV, I think it's a better directorial effort than his better known "Dracula" and "Mark of the Vampire," which I have also seen.
I agree; I'd much rather look at FREAKS
than the other two.