Olga Baclanova, Henry Victor, Wallace Ford
Turner/MGM; Directed by Tod Browning
Black and White; Not Rated; 64 minutes; 1932
Cleopatra, a beautiful but cruel trapeze artists marries Hans, a circus midget for his fortune. Cleopatra then begins to poison Hans so she can share the money with her strong man lover, Hercules. When the other circus freaks learn about Cleopatra’s evil plot, the freaks exact their own revenge and turn the ravishing Cleopatra into a creature that is more chicken than woman in this cult horror classic.
"FREAKS is a very honest film that can be seen with more pleasure than horror."
- Jean Douchet, Cashiers du cinema
"Bizarre and fascinating."
- Leonard Maltin