Directed by Tod Browning
"Freaks" is a horror film from the 1930's where director Tod Browning hired actual circus sideshow performers. Due to it's controversial nature, it was actually banned in some countries. Although classified as a horror film, it really shouldn't be called such. Freaks is the tragic love story of two dwarfs and the strength and loyalty the circus "freaks" display over the attempted murder of one of their own. I suggest anyone with a love of classic films watch this.
I was a little hesitant about watching this one. The whole "man shooting fire out of his penis" bit was a little worrisome. But it was good. It was really good. This is one of those grotesquely beautiful movies. There's just something so morbidly fascinating about watching a man cut through his skin, remove his own internal organs and sew himself back up. This is another movie I strongly suggest to anyone with a love of bizarre movies. Not for those with weak stomachs or an aversion to people throwing up in mass quantities.