Good performance by Johnny Depp and an interesting account of the activities of FBI informant Whitey Bulger and FBI agent John Connolly.
I spent a disconcerting amount of time distracted by the weird blue contacts and makeup effects that made 'Whitey' look more like Gollum/Smeagol at times.
Charles Band expounds on the dangerous influence of television on modern culture in the most blatant and delightfully absurd way!
"People of Earth, you must heed my warning. Destroy your satellite receivers, dismantle your communications systems, render your TV sets inoperable for the next 200 Earth years."
This will be my first review because it's actually one of the most enjoyable films I've seen in the last year. The weirdo Putterman family with Swinger parents, crazy veteran grandpa, Cyndi Lauper-esque…
Despite being somber and nearly heartbreaking at times, Freaks has an absolutely lovely message about love, friendship, forgiveness and acceptance.
It is easy to spot the truly monstrous characters early on and, like me, you will probably be rooting for the good guys to triumph in the end and for the baddies to get their comeuppance. Overall, a very sweet film that offers important commentary on true ugliness.