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ACT NIGHTS OF FRIGHT: Freaks

abilene community theatre nights of fright october 2016

ACT Nights of Fright

Oct 15 - F. W. Murnau's NOSFERATU

Oct 22 - Todd Browning's FREAKS

Oct 29 - George Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 

 

GENERAL ADMISSION: $5 Per Person

 

All films start at midnight. All films showing in Abilene Community Theatre's ACT II/Black Box Theatre, located in the long building next door to ACT's mains stage building. Seating is limited.

abilene community theatre todd browing freaks october 2016

Freaks

1932 American Horror Film

Directed by Todd Browning

 

Freaks is a 1932 American Pre-Code horror film in which the eponymous characters were played by people who worked as carnival sideshow performers and had real deformities. The original version was considered too shocking to be released and no longer exists. 

 

At 16, Browning had left his well-to-do family to join a traveling circus; he drew on his personal experiences for Freaks. Because of his success as the director of Dracula, he was given a considerable leeway for a major studio's first horror film: this and the fact he was working in Pre-Code Hollywood enabled a unique production. In the film, the physically deformed "freaks" are inherently trusting and honorable people, while the real monsters are two of the "normal" members of the circus who conspire to murder one of the performers to obtain his large inheritance.

Earlier Event: October 15
ACT NIGHTS OF FRIGHT: Nosferatu