As I get over the devastation of one of my favorite Halloween movies not coming on tv this year, I bring you Tod Browning's Freaks.   For those who don't know, it is the movie that this season's AHS is loosely based on. Though they are pretty much butchering it, in true Ryan Murphy style.  

 

Anyway. 

 

I remember watching this for the first time when I was around 8-9, as one of those late night TCM movies.  Given my age, I had no clue what I was actually watching, but I remember being horrified and still kind of happy (I've always had a bit of a morbid streak) over what eventually happened to Cleopatra.  So now, it is my go to Halloween movie, the one I always make sure to watch.  I don't find it as scary as I did that first time, but I still find it morbidly amazing.