- Awesome Music: The loving cup song - not a masterpiece of composition, maybe, but it will haunt you, and what more can you ask?
- Moral Event Horizon: Cleopatra and Hercules' attempted murder of Hans and Venus toward the end.
- Retroactive Recognition:
- Signature Line:
ONE OF US! ONE OF US!
- Ugly Cute: The Pinheads.
- Generally, all the freaks here are Ugly Cute. Johnny Eck is uncommonly handsome.
- Vindicated by History: At first dismissed as a horrific Exploitation Film, Freaks has since earned a cult following in the sixties counter-culture movement and is today recognized as a classic, particularly for its sympathetic portrayal of the titular "freaks."