A couple travels to a castle for the reading of the will of the woman's recently deceased wealthy uncle. It turns out that he left her the castle and its grounds. She is persuaded by ... See full summary »
A woman, a survivor of a failed murder attempt by a person dubbed "The Half-Moon Killer" by the police, and her husband must find the connecting thread between herself, six other women, and... See full summary »
Pier Paolo Capponi
A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night at Count Dracula's castle. He is murdered. After some time has passed, the young man's brother Simon comes to the small town ... See full summary »
Roy Ward Baker
Though shot in color, the movie was released in Germany in black-and-white. Rialto Film, the Production Company of the German Edgar Wallace series, was very close to Constantin Film, this movie's German distributor and co-Producer. Rialto Film wanted to promote a production of their own as the "first Edgar Wallace film in color". That movie was The Hunchback of Soho (1966), released in Germany only a couple of months after this film. The original color version was released in Germany on DVD in 2006, though in edited form. See more »
About five minutes into the movie, when the police are chasing the van, the shadow of the camera is visible on the front of the van. See more »
Video version entitled Circus of Fear includes new footage and introduction with John Carradine. See more »
This is a pretty good little film, though it is a lot like two films in one. The first portion is a heist film. However, after the money is hidden among the props at a circus, the film abruptly becomes a 'psycho at the circus' film. This was a very odd way of constructing the film--not bad, mind you, just very different.
Once in the circus portion of the film, one by one people are killed or nearly killed and the film becomes like a mystery. Who is the person behind all this? Who will they kill next? I would say that the true perpetrator was a pretty good choice, as it took me by surprise--making the film a better than average film.
By the way, although the film gives top billing to Christopher Lee, you barely see him in the film. Much of the time he's wearing a hood and I even wondered if it was always him under this disguise or if they just had an extra (a very TALL extra) filling in for some scenes. Who knows? However, even it was always him, it's more Leo Genn's film. Regardless, it's worth a look.
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