Freakshow (film)

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Freakshow
Freak Show movie poster.jpg
Freakshow Official Movie Poster
Directed by Drew Bell
Written by Keith Leopard
Starring Rebekah Kochan
Dane Rosselli
Diego Barquinero
Distributed by The Asylum
Release date(s) January 30, 2007
Running time 90 minutes
Country USA
Language English

Freakshow is a 2007 independent film which was made by The Asylum Studios, directed by Drew Bell. It is a remake of the Tod Browning film Freaks. According to the film poster and DVD cover art, Freakshow is banned in 43 countries, though there is no mention of which countries banned it.

Synopsis[edit]

Freakshow portrays a gang of thieves, working as security guards in a traveling carnival, who plot to steal their rich owner's fortune.

Lucy, one of the thieves, attempts to take the fortune by herself by seducing the Boss and marrying him. The youngest member of the Freakshow stumbles across a few of the gang members stealing food and she is murdered by the thieves. When the murder is discovered, the freaks plot revenge. In a variety of gruesome ways, the thieves are murdered by the freaks. Lucy attempts to escape punishment by swearing her love for the carnival Boss. The freaks "spare" her by giving her a freakshow "act" which will make her a full member of their troop. They mutilate her, cut out her tongue, sew her mouth shut, strip her flesh, and cut off her limbs small parts at a time and finally display her in the Freakshow Gallery as "The Worm Girl".

Characters[edit]

  • The Boss (Lon) - An old man with a deformed face and growths on his back who falls in love with Lucy. Played by Christopher Adamson
  • Lucy - Leader of the thieves, is punished by being turned into the Worm Girl. Played by Rebecca Kochan
  • Hank - Another thief who is killed by the freaks after he murders Kimmie. Played by Dane Rosselli
  • Curtis the Dwarf - One of the most intelligent of the freaks who comes up with his own schemes to make money. Played by Mighty Mike Murga
  • Strongman - A huge man in a leopard skin who knocks Lucy out then holds her down while the other freaks operate on her. Played by Jeffrey Allen
  • The Wolfman - A Hispanic performer with Hypertrichosis. Played by Diego Barquinero
  • The Great Riwami - A fakir covered in tattoos who suspends himself from hooks to demonstrate his high tolerance of pain. Played by Jimmy Goldman
  • Bobby-Bobbie - A hermaphrodite similar to Josephine Joseph from the original film. Played by Amy Dunton
  • Cannibal Girl - Seduces one of the thieves and murders him by ripping out his throat. Played by Amanda Ward
  • Little Kimmie - The youngest member of the carnival who is murdered by the thieves when she overhears their plan. Played by McKenna Geu
  • Elephant Man - Based on Joseph Merrick, was good friends with Kimmie but was incapable of dancing with her. Played by John Karyus
  • Bearded Lady - Played by Stefanie Naifeh
  • Human Shadow - Played by Evan Block
  • Mongoloid - Played by Etta Devine
  • Clown - Played by Ken Gardner
  • Narrator - Played by Wayne Baldwin

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