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« on: October 18, 2013, 09:04:50 PM »

FREAKS (1932) on TCM Saturday Oct 19 8pm EST.  

Though I considered listing this notice in Good Movies, FREAKS is a sterling example of a "bad" movie.  Badly shot?   No!  Badly produced, scripted...?  Not so much.  Badly acted?  Well...  BAD TASTE?  BAD for you???  Oh yeah.  Downright naughty.  The original Hollywood WTF? movie.  
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 09:20:31 AM »

I own this movie.
Not as disturbing as it's been touted.
The fact that Tod Browning,who had a childhood in a carnival explains alot about his fasination with the macabre. FREAKS was a fiplanned on making with Lon Chaney-evidence of Chaney photos of the human chicken.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013, 05:26:15 AM »

I have seen parts of Freaks, it is quite interesting. It was a controversial film in the UK, where it was banned until it was finally passed uncut with an "X" rating in 1962.
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2013, 04:02:40 PM »

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.
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2013, 12:03:45 PM »

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.
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013, 10:45:38 PM »

FREAKS is on again, tonight October 30, 2013 at 12 am - Midnight - !!!
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