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Terror Circus (1974)

Nightmare Circus (original title)
R | | Horror | August 1974 (USA)
Three showgirls on their way to Las Vegas have car trouble and are stuck all night out in the desert. The next morning cheerful Andre offers them help in fixing their car. However, Andre is... See full summary »

Director:

Alan Rudolph

Writers:

Jerald Cormier (story) (as Gerald Cormier), Roman Valenti (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Prine ... Andre
Manuela Thiess ... Simone (as Manuella Thiess)
Sherry Alberoni ... Sheri
Gyl Roland Gyl Roland ... Corrine
Sheila Bromley ... Mrs. Baynes (as Shiela Bromley)
Gil Lamb ... Mr. Alvarez
Al Cormier Al Cormier ... Sheriff Stanford
Chuck Niles Chuck Niles ... Derek Moore
Jennifer Ashley Jennifer Ashley ... Flower Child
Laura Campbell Laura Campbell ... Laura
Sonja Dunson Sonja Dunson ... Sonja
Karen Fredrik Karen Fredrik ... Karene (as Karene Fredrik)
Lin Henson Lin Henson ... Lin
Jolene Lontere Jolene Lontere ... Crazy Girl
Jeane Manson ... Jean (as Jean Manson)
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Storyline

Three showgirls on their way to Las Vegas have car trouble and are stuck all night out in the desert. The next morning cheerful Andre offers them help in fixing their car. However, Andre is really a maniac with a lot of family problems; his mother ran out on him when he was a child so now he keeps kidnapped women chained up in his barn and trains them to perform circus tricks. Andre's father is still around of course, but because the old homestead is next to a nuclear test site he has been transformed into a raving homicidal mutant that Andre keeps locked up in a shed. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Captive young girls... chained... abused... by a Madman!

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barn of the Naked Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Palmdale, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CMC Pictures Corp. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Henry Silva was originally considered to play Andre. See more »


Soundtracks

Evil Eyes
by Tommy Vig, Harvey Siders, Chuck Niles
Sung by Pamela Miller
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Lies!
5 March 2003 | by dojishojuSee all my reviews

While I saw this movie under the title of "Barn of the Naked Dead", I feel that the title "Nightmare Circus" is just as bad. There is no barn, there is no circus, there is no naked, and I only recall one person dying in the movie and I don't believe it ever shows them dead either. This film is devoid of any content at all. There isn't even enough in to to MST3K it. Avoid it..


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