Looking for the name of a movie with freaks

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Many years ago (could have been in the '80's, '90's) I saw a movie in which there was a house that contained "freaks" in the basement (I think). The "freaks" were fe the contortionist, a snake lady, etc. They were not evil, just seeking refuge under the house. The film ends with the house burning down in a huge fire and colapsing, revealing a great cavern underneath. The cavernwas supposed to harbour all the freaks. The movie ends with them having to look for a new hideout. I think Michael J Fox was in it, but I.m not sure. 

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help!
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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I remember the movie, but it's not Fox. It is somebody that reminds you of Fox though.
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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It's not From Dusk till Dawn is it?
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Marc Brandes

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No, I think it was made before Dusk till Dawn.
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Could you be thinking of 'The People Under the Stairs'? It fits your details, except for the freaks being snake lady and contortionist.
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Marc Brandes

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No, that had a different ending. Great movie though.
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I believe you're thinking of Nightbreed. (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100260/)

A community of Freaks, monsters and outright demons live peacefully beneath a deserted cemetery in a place called Midian. A confused young man comes to live with them, accidentally bringing the wrath of the local people down upon the community. 

The snake girl you remember is likely the extremely memorable Shuna Sassi.

At the climax of the film, the cemetery is burning, and the building above ground collapses into the cavernous Midian. The film ends with the inhabitants of Midian seeking their new home.
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