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Psycho-Circus (1966)
"Circus of Fear" (original title)

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A circus becomes the location for stolen loot and murder.

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A circus becomes the location for stolen loot and murder.

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The most horrifying syndicate of evil in history!


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The 1967 USA release was in black and white and edited down to 65 minutes for bookings on the lower half of the bill. See more »

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When the police are chasing the van, the weather alternates between cloudy and rainy, and bright sunlight between shots. See more »

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A bit better than just a time passer.
24 August 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty good little film, though it is a lot like two films in one. The first portion is a heist film. However, after the money is hidden among the props at a circus, the film abruptly becomes a 'psycho at the circus' film. This was a very odd way of constructing the film--not bad, mind you, just very different.

Once in the circus portion of the film, one by one people are killed or nearly killed and the film becomes like a mystery. Who is the person behind all this? Who will they kill next? I would say that the true perpetrator was a pretty good choice, as it took me by surprise--making the film a better than average film.

By the way, although the film gives top billing to Christopher Lee, you barely see him in the film. Much of the time he's wearing a hood and I even wondered if it was always him under this disguise or if they just had an extra (a very TALL extra) filling in for some scenes. Who knows? However, even it was always him, it's more Leo Genn's film. Regardless, it's worth a look.


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