"...'Stanton Carlisle' watches the geek show at a carnival. asking worker 'Clem Hoately' where 'geeks' come from. Clem explains that geeks are 'made': a sideshow owner finds an alcoholic bum and offers him a temporary job with a steady supply of liquor.
"Initially, the bum is only asked to pretend to be a geek, using a razor blade to slice chickens' necks and then faking the drinking of the blood. After a few weeks, the owner threatens to end the job and replace the bum with a 'real' geek, and the