High School Clique Exam, Sort Of
Reviewed by Meg for Freaks at 2010-04-07 16:42:10
Also good Halloween viewing, and another underrated film. Shocking not just because of the examples of mutilation, but because of the political incorrectness of such portrayals (for today), and for a overall negative portrayal of human nature among the "Normals." 2007's "Freakshow" seems nothing more than a gorefest, not scary in comparison to the almost-mystical climax of this true original.
Featuring Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne at the peak of their careers, this John Ford western is perhaps the great director's finest. Superb performance by Lee Marvin as the title villain. The storyline offers a great commentary on legends and the West.