Newspaperman Bragg debunks charlatans as a way of "staying sane." His latest quarry is the obscure circus of Dr. Nis. When Bragg visits, Dr. Nis tries to prove its authenticity.

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Newspaperman Bragg debunks charlatans as a way of "staying sane." His latest quarry is the obscure circus of Dr. Nis. When Bragg visits, Dr. Nis tries to prove its authenticity.

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28 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Tales from the Darkside Theme
Composed by Donald Rubinstein
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Ghoulish story
23 September 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE CIRCUS is a superior episode of the TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE TV show thanks to an utterly bleak tone and a focus on well-established horror principles for a change. The story is very straightforward, involving a cynical reporter who visits a travelling circus and encounters some very bizarre creatures, but in essence this is a tribute to the classic Universal monsters of old. Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein's Monster all make appearances here; they're slightly rubbery but still fun to watch, and there are plenty of surprisingly gruesome moments. A devilish performance from William Hickey (PUPPET MASTER) rounds things off nicely.


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