Canon 41 | 9/7/15
Freaks
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This week Devin and Amy are nominating the 1932 Black and White film Freaks. A drama love triangle romance quasi murder story set in a traveling circus starring real life people with real life physical abnormalities. Can Freaks make into the canon? Tune in to hear Devin & Amy discuss this seminal horror film -- and head to the forums on Wolfpop to cast the deciding vote!


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I just checked out FREAKS. I've only seen it once and that was maybe five years ago. Back then, I didn't know what to expect from this movie and I found it unsettling and it left me with an upset stomach. I think that's because I had judged the movie based on the climax of the film which really escalated in tone and left me pretty shocked by the end. Watching it again today (after listening to this episode of The Canon) allowed me to see this movie in a whole new light. It's kind of an interesting movie because I saw Cleopatra as the main character who I disliked from the very start and am rooting to have a well-deserved, bitter end to the film. I loved The Living Torso. Seeing him with the knife in his mouth, wobbling towards Hercules was amazing. I definitely found myself smiling and chuckling at the cute and funny moments with the carnies. I also like how the whole movie takes place behind the curtain of the carnival show. Such a heartbreaking moment seeing Freida leave the table in