Ep. 30: FREAKS (1932) - The Zipper


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It's the last episode of season 3! This week Gracie & Abbey talk about the infamous pre-code, Tod Browning film, FREAKS! Thanks to Lily LeBlanc for our theme music: www.lilythecomposer.com Thanks to Dalton Dobson for our promo photos: www.facebook.com/LightenedImagination/ Check out our sponsors at www.recesscoffee.com --- Resources: Badley, Linda. Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic. Greenwood Press, 1995. Questia.com, Tod Browning, Freaks. Birth. Movies. Death. - The Unseen “Freaks”: https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2014/10/03/the-unseen-freaks Bitch Flicks: Freaks Sing the Body Eclectic http://www.btchflcks.com/2013/10/freaks-sing-the-body-eclectic.html#.WxFdkFMvy9Y Browning, Tod, director. Freaks. Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer, 1932 Church, David. “Freakery, Cult Films, and the Problem of Ambivalence.” Journal of Film and Video, vol. 63, no. 1, 2011. Questia.com, Tod Browning, Freaks. Disability in Tod Browning’s FREAKS: https://justanotherbodiesoffilmblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/disability-and-tod-brownings-freaks/ Freaks Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPfgrN7ZfCY “Freaks still has the power to shock” - The Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/freaks-tod-browning-s-greatest-film-still-has-the-power-to-shock-1.2249914 Freaks & Old Weird America: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jun/09/tod-browning-freaks-banned Herzogenrath, Bernd. “Join the United Mutations: Tod Browning's Freaks.” Post Script, vol. 21, no. 3, July 2002. Questia.com, Tod Browning, Freaks. Horror Film History: Freaks (1932): http://www.horrorfilmhistory.com/index.php?pageID=freaks In Profile: Tod Browning’s Freaks: http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk/2015/04/in-profile-tod-brownings-freaks-1932/ King, Stephen. Danse Macabre. Berkley Books, 1981. LA Times Review: http://articles.latimes.com/1995-10-30/entertainment/ca-62791_1_freaks-movie-browning Nussbaum, Emily. “The New Abnormal.” The New Yorker, vol. 90, no. 39, 8 Dec. 2014. Questia.com, Tod Browning, Freaks. Read, Jacinda. "The Cult of Masculinity: From FanBoys to Academic Bad-Boys." Defining Cult Movies: The Cultural Politics of Oppositional Taste. Ed. Mark Jancovich, Antonio Lázaro Reboll, Julian Stringer, and Andy Willis. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2003. 54-70. Print. Sandahl, Carrie. "Ahhhh Freak Out! Metaphors of Disability and Femaleness In Performance." Theatre Topics 9.1 (1999): 11-30. Print Skal, David J. The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001. Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freaks

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