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Nightmare Circus -- Prine is a human beast who kidnaps women and terrorizes them in his old barn. They are his animal act and he is their ringmaster. Theres even a cool, gross-looking monster in a shed who gets out and reeks havoc at the films climax. An awful film, yet it captivates you all the way through. Nice color, letterboxed, 35mm.

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Director:
Writers:
Jerald Cormier (story)
Roman Valenti (screenplay)
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Release Date:
August 1974 (USA) See more »
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Captive young girls... chained... abused... by a Madman!
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fun, in a twisted perverted way.... See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Andrew Prine ... 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

Karen Fredrik ... Karene (as Karene Fredrik)
Lin Henson ... Lin
Jolene Lontere ... Crazy Girl
Jeane Manson ... Jean (as Jean Manson)
Leslie Oliver ... Leslie
Marlene Tracy ... Marlene

Byrd Holland ... Club Manager
Nick Archondo ... 1st Deputy
Billy Holms ... 2nd Deputy
Bernie Schwartz ... 1st Hunter
Bill Conway ... 2nd Hunter
David Miller ... Highway Patrolman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerald Cormier ... Andre's Father (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Rudolph 
 
Writing credits
Jerald Cormier (story) (as Gerald Cormier)

Roman Valenti (screenplay)

Produced by
Marvin Almeas .... associate producer
Jerald Cormier .... producer (as Gerald Cormier)
Shirlee F. Jamail .... executive producer
Alan Rudolph .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tommy Vig 
 
Cinematography by
E. Lynn (director of photography)
 
Art Direction by
Bill Conway 
 
Makeup Department
Byrd Holland .... special makeup effects creator
Douglas J. White .... special makeup effects creator (as Douglas White)
 
Production Management
John Patrick Graham .... production manager
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production manager (restored version)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward D. Markley .... assistant director (as Eddie Markley)
 
Art Department
Al Cormier .... property master
Stephane Goulet .... property designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Frank A. Coe .... sound effects editor
John Vincent .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Byrd Holland .... visual effects creator
Douglas J. White .... visual effects creator (as Douglas White)
 
Stunts
David Keith .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brink Brydon .... best boy
Daniel Dayton .... still photographer (as Dan Dayton)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Allan A. Apone .... wardrobe (as Allen Apone)
 
Editorial Department
Thomas Penick .... assistant film editor (as Tom Penick)
 
Music Department
Frank A. Coe .... music editor
Tommy Vig .... conductor
 
Other crew
Joan Cormier .... assistant to producer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Barn of the Naked Dead" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Germany:Not Rated (BPjM restricted) | USA:R
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Henry Silva was originally considered to play Andre.See more »
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
fun, in a twisted perverted way...., 6 March 2008
Author: rathatchet

BARN OF THE NAKED DEAD

I just got finished watching this new release by Legend House and to say I was more than pleased would be an understatement. I was always fascinated by this title when I was a kid but never got a chance to see the film, but when it ran at the New Beverly a few years back as part of Eric Cadien & Brian Quinn's "Grindhouse" monthly exploitation festival in Hollywood, I was blown away. The print they had that night was okay, the print the Legend House got a hold of is great. The film looks fantastic and it sounds great. This is a fun movie, just read the title again, "Barn of the Naked Dead", if you are looking to fill your cinematic cravings with dry boring art house fodder, you will go hungry. But if you really want to have a good time you can feast on this celluloid sampler on good old fashion tasting pulp and menace. Andrew Prine gives a great performance as Andre, who has a strange but strong lineage to another alienated outcast that runs a motel and goes by the name Norman. The extras are a blast. Johnny Legend, the white bearded namesake of Legend House, has fun talking with Prine and also there is complimentary segment where Legend talks with filmmakers John Landis (who no matter what he says is enjoying being there) and other fun cult movie directors. I don't know what other reviewers are talking about when they say that this copy is not of good quality, I may not be an anal retentive cineaste like some, but I can tell you the print looks great, it is NOT a cheap VHS dupe or knock off (maybe these cinefile experts really don't know what they are talking about) and if you want to have a fun time watching something that isn't going to tax your brain and something that will tickle and entice those dark little corners of your mind, pick up Legend House release of this film.

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