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Vampire Circus (1972)

PG | | Horror | 11 October 1972 (USA)
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A village in Nineteenth Century Europe is at first relieved when a circus breaks through the quarantine to take the local's minds off the plague. But their troubles are only beginning as ... See full summary »

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Gypsy Woman
Thorley Walters ...
Burgermeister
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Emil (as Anthony Corlan)
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Anton
Laurence Payne ...
Mueller
Richard Owens ...
Dr. Kersh
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Dora
Elizabeth Seal ...
Gerta
Robin Hunter ...
Domini Blythe ...
Anna
Robert Tayman ...
Count Mitterhaus
John Bown ...
Schilt
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Elvira
Christine Paul-Podlasky ...
Rosa (as Christina Paul)
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Heinrich
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A village in Nineteenth Century Europe is at first relieved when a circus breaks through the quarantine to take the local's minds off the plague. But their troubles are only beginning as children begin to disappear and the legacy of a long-ago massacre is brought to light. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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The greatest blood-show on earth! See more »

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La gitana y el vampiro  »

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Laurence Payne was an 11th hour casting choice replacing Anton Rodgers who dropped out because of illness. See more »

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Michael: The Circus of Nights! A hundred delights!
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Referenced in The Bloodiest Show on Earth: Making Vampire Circus (2010) See more »

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Good-bye Ma, I'm off to join the circus!
1 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is part of Hammer Films later output, when they finally figured out they could put nudity in their movies instead of just implied sexuality What you have is sort of a confused mess of a story where a bunch of villagers kill off their Vampire Count, who swears revenge before they blow up his castle. His human mistress goes off to find his cousin, and for some reason, she gave birth to two vampire twins who are fully grown 15 years later. (One of them played by Doctor Who's Lalla Ward.) So apparently, these villagers don't think anything is strange about a circus showing up and people mysteriously disappearing or dying in their midst.

So some nudity, some gore, some nice Hammer stylistic visuals, but lacking the gravitas that Cushing and Christopher Lee usually brought to these things.


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