Freaks (1932) is a unique film that has been described as a horror movie by some, but is better understood as a melodrama. It follows the story of a group of sideshow performers and their struggles against the non-disabled majority. The movie is full of dark and unsettling moments, making it an unsettling experience to watch. However, it is the compassion and understanding expressed toward the “freaks” that makes the movie a powerful statement on acceptance and respect of difference. While Freaks may not be a traditional horror movie, it certainly has the capacity to scare and unsettle its audience.
Movies have the ability to draw viewers in and leave them feeling inspired, moved, and entertained. The best movies share a few common elements: they have compelling characters, a captivating story, and captivating visuals. The characters should be complex and relatable, with each character having their own journey that viewers can identify with. The story should be interesting and unpredictable, and the visuals should be cinematic and stunning. The combination of these elements creates a memorable experience that keeps viewers coming back for more.