Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
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The Circus 

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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Dr. Nis
Kevin O'Connor ...
Bragg
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Jacques Sandulescu ...
Nanoosh
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Werewolf (as David Thorton)
Paul Sparer ...
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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
Written by Erica Lindsay
Co-written by Donald Rubinstein
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Are you scared yet?
2 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Stars William Hickey.

Without a doubt this episode has the most violent, most disturbing ending I've seen. A journalist comes to visit the circus on a day it's closed and has a private meeting with the Ringmaster (Hickey). He learns how scary this frightening circus is, and how real it is. Among some of the inhabitants are a reanimated corpse, a mummy and a vampire that eats goats. By most fans this is considered to be one of the best episodes and it is by me too. The ending is so ironic and disturbing, you don't know whether to laugh or puke. Plus great violin score. Can be found on Tales from the Darkside volume 3.

My rating: Perfect episode. 21 mins. TV 14 V


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