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Behind the scenes at the sideshow, all is not well – the Freaks 1932 Ultimate Guide magazine takes you into a shadowy world of rejected outsiders, manipulative stars and brutal vengeance. It’s the best way to rediscover a classic, evoking the haunting imagery of one of cinema’s most controversial movies!
Banned in the UK for over 30 years, 1932 pre-code movie Freaks almost ended director Tod Browning’s career and is technically still banned in some areas of the US today, but has a special place in the hearts of horror movie fans. The Freaks 1932 Ultimate Guide magazine is a rich resource on this powerful motion picture, offering insight into a piece of art that celebrated those who differed from society’s expectations.
This Freaks guide magazine is produced to the very highest standards, with a glossy cover and rich paper stock that will make it a handsome addition to your horror movie magazine collection. The clean, timeless layout makes for an easy, unfussy reading experience, whilst also allowing the myriad beautifully restored images to sparkle across its A4 (210mm x 297mm) format. There isn’t a Freaks 1932 guide out there like this one – the combination of entertaining, enlightening journalism and glorious imagery means that the turn of each page reveals new delights. Packed with pin-sharp rare stills, lobby cards and posters and a huge amount of information on the individuals that brought Freaks to the screen as well as what went on behind the scenes, this stunning magazine guide will tell you all you want to know about this legendary production.
Using real life sideshow performers including Johnny Eck the Man with Half a Body, Prince Randian the Living Torso, Frances O’Connor the Armless Beauty, Peter Robinson the Living Skeleton, Daisy and Violet Hilton the Siamese Twins, Olga Roderick the Bearded Lady and Koo-Koo the Bird Woman, Freaks caused outrage among MGM studio executives, the cinemagoing public and film critics of the day. This Freaks movie guide magazine includes a wealth of informative biographies that introduce you to the varied and often tragic stories of these artists, who were excluded by society but embraced their uniqueness and, in a remarkable piece of cinema, blurred the lines between performance and real life.
Based on the short story Spurs by Clarence ‘Tod’ Robbins, Freaks tells a tale of greed, betrayal and the unshakable code of conduct observed by those titular protagonists bound by human affliction. Superbly directed by Browning and featuring a stellar cast including Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova and dwarf siblings Harry and Daisy Earles, Freaks was conveniently lost in the studio’s vaults for a number of years due to the horrible reactions it provoked. This Freaks movie magazine explores the enduring power the movie has over us and as well as the cast members, we also explore the lives of the crew who worked off-camera in a range of roles to bring the film to the screen.
Our Ultimate Guide to this groundbreaking movie lifts the lid on how it was made, what life on the set was like for its diverse cast and crew, and what effect it had on the moviegoing world of 1932. Our use of full colour printing means that while colour imagery bursts with vibrancy, even black and white stills are imbued with a depth and richness that you won’t find in monochrome printing. So if you’ve always craved knowledge about this unique piece of cinema, here is the perfect companion to a rewatching of Freaks. Limited to just 1,000 copies worldwide, it is a must for all fans of classic horror movies, and is the ideal collector’s item addition to your monster book shelf.
The next performance will be starting soon and Cleopatra’s dressed up to the nines as usual. She might be beautiful, but she treats the other performers terribly. Her trapeze act is wearing a little thin too, so why not find yourself a cosy spot in one of the caravans and lose yourself in the Freaks Ultimate Guide. Its rich mix of nostalgia, information and breathtaking imagery will definitely make you one of us…
- 36 pages
- Full colour throughout
- Luxury gloss laminated cover