Tales from the Darkside: Season 3, Episode 1

The Circus (28 Sep. 1986)

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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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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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Are you scared yet?
2 August 2006 | by (Long Beach, California) – 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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