“Step right up, if you dare”

Films: Sideshow (2000)

Alias: Abbot Graves, Aelita, Digestina, Hans the Bug Boy, Conjoin-O, Hilda the Faceless Girl

Type: Mutant/Natural

Location: Haunted home

Height/Weight: That of an average humans(half of one for Abbot).

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil

Summary: Sideshows are where the freaks go to be shamed. But what happens when the freaks are running the show? Well, then it just becomes a really interesting regular show. Just never get on this one's bad side, lest Abbot Graves finds out...

History: The Horrors of Nature sideshow is run by the eccentric dwarf, Abbot Graves. But to him, his gallery of oddities represent more than just good showbiz. To him, his show's a sort of "court of justice". As in, anyone he deems sinful and/or unfathomably rude stands a good chance of being converted into monsters that represent their darkest desires/faults. So naturally, he'll have his hands full when some obnoxious high-schoolers drop by.

Notable Kills: None.

Final Fate: After most of the kids are converted (one of which is the horrifying Squakie the Human Canary), the sole remaining human is teleported away by one of Abbot's workers into the desert. Seemingly cutting his losses, he walks off.

Powers/Abilities: Digestina can apparently digest anything, or is at least incredibly resilient. Others seem a bit proficient in dark magic.

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 3.5-At the very least, the creepy and overly-eccentric Abbot only seems to target a-holes. But man, you’d better hope he doesn’t deem you that. Because chances are, you'll become one of his admittingly freaky gallery. Aelita and Squakie take the cake the most.

Trivia: -Rather tellingly, the director, Fred Olen Ray, had spent a lot of his early life as a carny in Florida. So he pretty much knew what kind of film he was making from the get-go.

-His directing skills left a bit to be desired, though. The filming was done in the bitter cold of January, and he would film at least fifteen pages of the script per night.


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Somebody outta step DOWN from this madness.

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Not-Quite-a-Fiend without a Face.


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