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Nightmare Circus (1974)

 -  Horror  -  August 1974 (USA)
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Three showgirls on their way to Las Vegas have car trouble and are stuck all night out in the desert. The next morning cheerful Andre offers them help in fixing their car. However, Andre is... See full summary »

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Andre
Manuela Thiess ...
Simone (as Manuella Thiess)
Sherry Alberoni ...
Sheri
Gyl Roland ...
Corrine
Sheila Bromley ...
Mrs. Baynes (as Shiela Bromley)
Gil Lamb ...
Mr. Alvarez
Al Cormier ...
Sheriff Stanford
Chuck Niles ...
Derek Moore
Jennifer Ashley ...
Flower Child
Laura Campbell ...
Laura
Sonja Dunson ...
Sonja
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Karene (as Karene Fredrik)
Lin Henson ...
Lin
Jolene Lontere ...
Crazy Girl
Jeane Manson ...
Jean (as Jean Manson)
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Three showgirls on their way to Las Vegas have car trouble and are stuck all night out in the desert. The next morning cheerful Andre offers them help in fixing their car. However, Andre is really a maniac with a lot of family problems; his mother ran out on him when he was a child so now he keeps kidnapped women chained up in his barn and trains them to perform circus tricks. Andre's father is still around of course, but because the old homestead is next to a nuclear test site he has been transformed into a raving homicidal mutant that Andre keeps locked up in a shed. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Captive young girls... chained... abused... by a Madman!

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August 1974 (USA)  »

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Barn of the Naked Dead  »

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Alan Rudolph replaced Jerald Cormier as director early in the production of this film. See more »

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Referenced in Chasey Loves Rocco (1996) See more »

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Evil Eyes
by Tommy Vig, Harvey Siders, Chuck Niles
Sung by Pamela Miller
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Lies!
5 March 2003 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

While I saw this movie under the title of "Barn of the Naked Dead", I feel that the title "Nightmare Circus" is just as bad. There is no barn, there is no circus, there is no naked, and I only recall one person dying in the movie and I don't believe it ever shows them dead either. This film is devoid of any content at all. There isn't even enough in to to MST3K it. Avoid it..


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