AGFA August: She Freak (New Restoration)

USA | 1967 | 83 min. | Byron Mabe

August 7, 2024

AGFA August

A waitress joins a carnival, marries the owner, and makes various employees her enemies. New Restoration.

Introduced by AGFA Executive Director Jackson Cooper.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2024

Fed up with waitressing, Jade Cochran (Claire Brennen) embarks on a new life with a traveling carnival. But she discovers that what lurks behind the curtain doesn’t take too kindly to her backstabbing plans. A gutter-noir reworking Tod Browning’s Freaks and a valentine to the carnival lifestyle that defined the career of producer David F. Friedman (Blood Feast), She Freak is a snapshot of life, love, and revenge on the grounds of a seedy carnival in Smalltown, USA—complete with crackpot monster make-up effects from Harry Thomas (Plan 9 from Outer Space). Like Devo’s music and Ed Wood’s novels, She Freak creates a synthetic reality that is often preferable to our own. AGFA + Something Weird are beyond excited to present a dazzling restoration of this essential weirdo classic from the original camera negative.

  • Director: Byron Mabe
  • Principal Cast: Claire Brennen, Lee Raymond, Lynn Courtney, Bill McKinney
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1967
  • Running Time: 83 min.
  • Producer: David F. Friedman
  • Screenplay: David F. Friedman
  • Cinematographers: William Troiano
  • Editors: Byron Mabe
  • Music: William Castleman
  • Filmography: The Bushwhacker (1968), Space-Thing (1968)
  • Language: English