Freaks & Lecture by Johnny Mains

1932 | 12A| 58 mins| / /

Screening Dates:
Mon 5 March 6:15pm

Director: Tod Browning
Cast: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova

This screening includes a post-film talk from Johnny Mains. 

The story of a travelling circus of freaks who exact a terrible revenge on a beautiful trapeze artist and her strong-man lover after one of their number is nearly murdered for his fortune, Freaks was disowned by MGM and banned in Britain until the 1960s. A deliciously dark and macabre affair, it has since come to be rightly recognised as horror maestro Tod Browning’s masterpiece and a classic of the genre.

Johnny Mains is a British Fantasy award-winning editor, author and film historian.  He has edited The Sorcerers: The Original Screenplay, created the critically acclaimed Dead Funny series.  Mains’ latest book, A Suggestion of Ghosts: Supernatural Fiction by Female Authors 1850 – 1900 sold out its initial hardback run and will be available in paperback in May 2018. He is currently 200,000 words into writing a biography of the film Freaks.

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