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Judson Kinberg (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 October 1972 (USA) See more »
Human fangs ripping throats - no sawdust can soak up the torrent of blood! See more »
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 »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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

Anthony Higgins ... Emil (as Anthony Corlan)

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

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

Robin Sachs ... Heinrich

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

David Prowse ... Strongman (as Dave Prowse)
Roderick Shaw ... Jon
Barnaby Shaw ... Gustav
Milovan Vesnitch ... The Webers (as Milovan and Serena)
Serena ... The Webers (as Milovan and Serena)
Jane Derby ... Jenny
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 
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 .... make-up
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 C. 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
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 .... musical 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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
87 min | USA:84 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Chile:(Banned) (original rating) | Finland:K-16 (1989) | France:-12 | Germany:18 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) | USA:PG (certificate #23072)

Did You Know?

Shot in six weeks.See more »
Michael:The Circus of Nights! A hundred delights!See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from Lust for a Vampire (1971)See more »


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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
much blood and nudity, 3 July 2007
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

One of the much better Hammer movies, this keeps going really well until right before the end, when there is a rather lame chase/fight that looked as if it came out of the school playground. However, this starts in startling form with much blood and nudity, to say nothing of an even more startling child abduction/murder. An isolated village is suffering both from the plague and from 'sins of the fathers'. Basically a vampire is p***ed off that he was 'killed' and swears revenge. This is effected largely with the use of a visiting circus and gives the film a tremendous boost. People and animals turn into each other and a dance by the tiger/lady is, as they say, worth the price of admission alone. Super well paced sexy, bloody horror, complete with campy performance from, you know who, before he played Darth Vader.

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