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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:
Very entertaining and surprisingly original as well. 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)
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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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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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Trivia:
According to various books on Hammer films, this film went over schedule and some key scenes were never filmed. Ironically Rank called it Hammer's best film in a decade.See more »
Quotes:
Michael:The Circus of Nights! A hundred delights!See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Very entertaining and surprisingly original as well., 1 October 2006
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

This is of course not the only vampire movie made by the Hammer studios. Countless versions of the famous Bram Stoker novel were made by the Hammer studios, with almost always Peter Cushing and/or Cristopher Lee as count Dracula. in the role of Van Helsing. This movie however chooses a totally different approach. Instead of mostly relying on elements from the Bram Stoker novel, the movie creates a totally different and original story on its own. The end result can be described as a mix between the 1932 movie "Freaks" and other earlier vampire movies from the Hammer studios.

The story of this movie is original but above all well written. It's solid and it has some really interesting elements in it. The concept of a high powerful vampire taking revenge on the villagers and their families, through a group of circus vampires and other freaks, who killed him works very compelling, as simple as the story might sound.

The movie has a great atmosphere, that is mostly a mysterious one. This is mainly thanks to the circus folks, who consist out of a wide variety of odd persons of which some have supernatural powers. Every character is unique, mysterious and scary on its own. It gives the movie a creepy atmosphere as well, that certainly is better and more realistic than in most other Hammer studio productions is the case.

But also the 'normal' persons of the movie are interesting and well written. The movie follows quite some characters, who all have their own motivations and personality.

The movie is also well cast, which definitely helps the movie. Robert Tayman is a good and mysterious charismatic vampire count. Especially the circus folks are well cast, with David Prowse as the strongman. Skip Martin as the really creepy dwarf and Lalla Ward as one of the mysterious but sensual murderous twins.

Because of the originality of the story, the movie always remains a surprising one. It doesn't ever get predictable, mainly also because the story is pretty straightforward. Lost of innocent people, like children, are getting killed in a brutal way. The movie also features quite some gory sequences for Hammer standards and some of the usual nudity. Yes, it really is the originality and unpredictability of the story that makes this movie such a great and compelling one.

But yet the movie also always remains entertaining to watch. Guess you have to be a fan, or a person who is familiar with the genre, to really see the entertainment value in this but every person would agree that this is an enjoyable movie to watch, since it obviously is not a 'heavy'- or one to take very serious.

An underrated highly original vampire movie that is a must-see for the fans.

8/10

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