When we think of the circus, we think of fun and entertaining place. A place where we laugh, where we have some fun, and enjoy the show.
There are a lot of animals and funny shows at the circus. But there are also some weird, creepy, and downright strange shows.
This documentary focuses on the latter, with an emphasis on freak shows that were very popular in the 16th century. At the time, deformities began to be treated as objects of interest and entertainment in England. The crowds flocked to see them exhibited.
Freak shows were popular in the taverns and fairgrounds where the freaks were combined with talent displays. The circus has come a long way since those freak shows, but this documentary is a great reminder of what was entertaining at some times.