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Psycho-Circus (1966)

Circus of Fear (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller, Horror | May 1967 (USA)
A circus becomes the location for stolen loot and murder.


, (as John Moxey)


(screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sir John
Lawrence James ...
Detective Sgt. Manley
Tom Bowman ...
Nosher Powell ...
Red (as Fred Powell)


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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Release Date:

May 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Psycho-Circus  »

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Technical Specs


| (edited) (black and white)

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| (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Though shot in color, the film was released in Germany only in black-and-white. The main reason was the close relationship of Rialto Film, the Production Company of the German Edgar Wallace Series, and Constantin Film, this film's German distributor and co-producer. Rialto Film wanted to promote a production of their own as the "first Edgar Wallace Film in Color". This film was to be Der Bucklige von Soho (1966), released in Germany only a couple of months after "Circus of Fear". The original colour version of the film was released in Germany for the first time ever on DVD in 2006, though in edited form. See more »


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


Featured in TJ and the All Night Theatre: Circus of Fear (1978) See more »

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Many Twists & Turns to this Film
4 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Enjoyed this film which starts off with a very neat robbery on the London Bridge, in England and then the picture takes you to a Circus Community that has lots of wild animals and very creepy people. Christopher Lee appears in the film but very briefly, their are plenty of lions, tigers, elephants and plenty of people with hidden paths and deep dark secrets. There is a constant battle between a guy and his attractive gal who teases him with a lot of flirting with other men. This film will completely keep you guessing just how the film will end because of the many twists and turns it takes you on. This film would really be a good Halloween film even though it does not have any horror, just suspense. Enjoy.

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