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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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Tagline:
Captive young girls... chained... abused... by a Madman!
Plot:
Three showgirls on their way to Las Vegas have car trouble and are stuck all night out in the desert... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Andrew Prine and his circus harem. See more (16 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:
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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Alan Rudolph replaced Jerald Cormier as director early in the production of this film.See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Andrew Prine and his circus harem., 8 September 2010
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

Three young dancers Simone,Corine and Lisa are stranded in the Nevada desert after their car breaks down.A young man named Andre drives them to his ramshackle farm in the middle of nowhere.Unfortunately Andre is a dangerous psychopath and misogynist,who keeps women chained in a barn.He quickly becomes convinced that Simone is his long dead mother..."Barn of the Naked Dead" aka "Terror Circus" is a neglected classic of 70's horror.I can't believe the low rating this film has-it certainly deserves more positive reviews.It's sleazy and grimy horror film with several truly terrifying moments.The desert setting is completely barren and moody.The female victims of Andre are weak and utterly broken.The central performance of Andrew Prine is genuinely unsettling.There is also Prine's father,a repulsive freak deformed by atomic radiation.9 out of 10.A cult classic.

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