Freakshow (1995)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Creature Film  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This very low-budget horror anthology stars Gunnar Hansen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's original "Leatherface") as the grizzled proprietor of a cut-rate carnival sideshow who treats the teenage patrons to a quartet of gruesome tales. The vignettes -- involving a den of werewolves, a resurrected mummy, a mutant baby, and a deformed hermit -- are used as backstory by the "Freakmaker," who explains the nefarious means by which the assorted hideous attractions came to his carnival domain. These stories, like countless horror anthologies of the sort, point the way toward the inevitable fate of the narrator's captive audience. The static, poorly acted segments are less interesting than the fairly spooky framing story, but fans of classier omnibus films, such as Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, will see the punch line coming from a mile away.

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Keywords

disfigurement, hermit, monster, mummy, mutant, rampage, werewolf

Attributes

Low Artistic Quality, Low Budget, Low Production Values