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Director:
Writer:
Judson Kinberg (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 October 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Human fangs ripping throats - no sawdust can soak up the torrent of blood! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Strong contender for the most underrated vampire movie of all time! See more (60 total) »

Cast

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Adrienne Corri ... Gypsy Woman
Thorley Walters ... Burgermeister

Anthony Higgins ... Emil (as Anthony Corlan)

John Moulder-Brown ... Anton Kersh
Laurence Payne ... Prof. Albert Mueller
Richard Owens ... Dr. Kersh

Lynne Frederick ... Dora Mueller
Elizabeth Seal ... Gerta Hauser
Robin Hunter ... Hauser
Domini Blythe ... Anna Mueller
Robert Tayman ... Count Mitterhaus
John Bown ... Schilt
Mary Wimbush ... Elvira
Christine Paul-Podlasky ... Rosa

Robin Sachs ... Heinrich

Lalla Ward ... Helga
Skip Martin ... Michael

David Prowse ... Strongman (as Dave Prowse)
Roderick Shaw ... Jon Hauser
Barnaby Shaw ... Gustav Hauser
Milovan Vesnitch ... The Webers - Male Dancer (as Milovan and Serena)
Serena ... The Webers - Female Dancer (as Milovan and Serena)
Jane Darby ... Jenny Schilt
Sibylla Kay ... Mrs. Schilt
Dorothy Frere ... Granma Schilt
Sean Hewitt ... First Soldier
Giles Phibbs ... Sexton
Jason James ... Foreman
Arnold Locke ... Old Villager
Bradforts-Amaros (as Bradforts - Amaros)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Bentinck ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)

Richard Calder ... Villager (uncredited)
David de Keyser ... Mitterhaus's Curse (voice) (uncredited)
Nina Francis ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Drina Pavlovic ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Jenny Twigge ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Young  (as Robert William Young)
 
Writing credits
Judson Kinberg (screenplay)

George Baxt  story (uncredited)
Wilbur Stark  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Wilbur Stark .... producer
Michael Carreras .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
David Whitaker 
 
Cinematography by
Moray Grant (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Musgrave 
 
Casting by
James Liggat 
 
Art Direction by
Scott MacGregor  (as Scott Macgregor)
 
Makeup Department
Jill Carpenter .... makeup artist
Anne McFadyen .... hairdressing
 
Production Management
Tom Sachs .... production manager
Roy Skeggs .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
Graham Easton .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Lindsey Vickers .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... construction manager
Don Picton .... assistant art director
Jimmy Carreras .... art department runner (uncredited)
Richard Rambaut .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Edward Rodrigo .... props buyer (uncredited)
Danny Skundric .... chargehand props (uncredited)
Peter Wallis .... stand-by props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... dubbing mixer
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Ken Barker .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Keith Batten .... boom operator (uncredited)
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Chris Munro .... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
Laurie Reed .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
 
Stunts
Bradforts-Amaros .... stunt doubles: Robin Sachs & Lalla Ward (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wally Byatt .... camera operator (as Walter Byatt)
Peter Carmody .... clapper (uncredited)
Peter Carmody .... loader (uncredited)
Ted Lockhart .... grip (uncredited)
Bob Smith .... focus puller (uncredited)
Vic Smith .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Owen-Smith .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Roger Wilson .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... music supervisor
Philip Martell .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Mary Chipperfield .... animal adviser
June Randall .... continuity
Adrian Delahaye .... unit runner (uncredited)
Frank Law .... publicity director (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
87 min | USA:84 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Finland:K-15 (video rating) | France:-12 | Germany:18 | Italy:VM18 | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) | USA:PG (certificate #23072)

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Michael:The Circus of Nights! A hundred delights!See more »
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Features Lust for a Vampire (1971)See more »

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34 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Strong contender for the most underrated vampire movie of all time!, 20 September 2002
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

Not sure why 'Vampire Circus' isn't mentioned when people talk about the best Hammer movies, because it certainly deserves to be. As usual the studio manages to create a lot of period atmosphere and chills on, one assumes, not a very large budget, and like most of their movies the acting is uniformly good. The story concerns a village being attacked by a mysterious lethal plague which may or may not be connected with a dark episode in the small communities past concerning an evil Count who once terrorized all and sundry. The village is cut off from the outside world, and while they anxiously await some outside medical attention, a strange traveling circus arrives. The villagers leap upon anything to tale their minds off their awful predicament, but as you can tell from the title, the circus folk aren't exactly what they appear to be and have secret plans of justice and revenge. The performers themselves are much more interesting and sensual than the uptight villagers, and this creates an unusual tension in the viewer compared to many vampire movies, where good vs. evil is black and white with no troubling ambiguities. This is a very unusual twist on the familiar subject matter, and in my opinion one of the most underrated and overlooked vampire movies ever made. Trainspotters note: the supporting cast includes David 'Darth Vader' Prowse as the circus strongman, and Lalla Ward (who replaced Mary Tamm as Romana in 'Dr Who') as a pretty sexy vampire.

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