Sunday, October 5, 2014

Horror Image Of The Day

This is not technically speaking a true horror movie in the since that people like Melies pioneered the genre in the 1890's, but it is certainly one of the very first "freak films" and served as some of the inspiration for Tod Browning's 1932 ground breaking and infamous film Freaks.  The man is Nikolai Kobelkoff who billed himself as "The Human Torso" in circus side-shows in France.  The film is formally listed as dating from 1900.

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