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Director:
Writer:
Judson Kinberg (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 October 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Human fangs ripping throats - no sawdust can soak up the torrent of blood! See more »
Plot:
As the plague sweeps the countryside, a quarantined village is visited by a mysterious traveling circus. Soon, young children begin to disappear, and the locals suspect the circus troupe might be hiding a horrifying secret. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Strong contender for the most underrated vampire movie of all time! See more (65 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Adrienne Corri ... Gypsy Woman
Thorley Walters ... Burgermeister

Anthony Higgins ... Emil (as Anthony Corlan)

John Moulder-Brown ... Anton

Laurence Payne ... Mueller

Richard Owens ... Dr. Kersh

Lynne Frederick ... Dora

Elizabeth Seal ... Gerta
Robin Hunter ... Hauser
Domini Blythe ... Anna
Robert Tayman ... Count Mitterhaus
John Bown ... Schilt

Mary Wimbush ... Elvira
Christine Paul-Podlasky ... Rosa (as Christina Paul)

Robin Sachs ... Heinrich

Lalla Ward ... Helga

Skip Martin ... Michael

David Prowse ... Strongman (as Dave Prowse)
Roderick Shaw ... Jon
Barnaby Shaw ... Gustav
Milovan Vesnitch ... The Webers (as Milovan and Serena)
Serena ... The Webers (as Milovan and Serena)
Jane Derby ... Jenny
Sibylla Kay ... Mrs. Schilt
Dorothy Frere ... Granma Schilt

Sean Hewitt ... First Soldier
Giles Phibbs ... Sexton
Jason James ... Foreman
Arnold Locke ... Old Villager
Bradforts-Amaros (as Bradforts - Amaros)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Bentinck ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)

Richard Calder ... Villager (uncredited)
David de Keyser ... Mitterhaus's Curse (voice) (uncredited)
Nina Francis ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Drina Pavlovic ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Jenny Twigge ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Young 
 
Writing credits
Judson Kinberg (screenplay)

George Baxt  story (uncredited)
Wilbur Stark  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Wilbur Stark .... producer
Michael Carreras .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
David Whitaker 
 
Cinematography by
Moray Grant (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Musgrave 
 
Casting by
James Liggat 
 
Art Direction by
Scott MacGregor  (as Scott Macgregor)
 
Makeup Department
Jill Carpenter .... make-up
Anne McFadyen .... hairdressing (as Ann McFadyen)
 
Production Management
Tom Sachs .... production manager
Roy Skeggs .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
Graham Easton .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Lindsey C. Vickers .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... construction manager
Don Picton .... assistant art director
Jimmy Carreras .... art department runner (uncredited)
Richard Rambaut .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Edward Rodrigo .... props buyer (uncredited)
Danny Skundric .... chargehand props (uncredited)
Peter Wallis .... stand-by props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... dubbing mixer
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Ken Barker .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Keith Batten .... boom operator (uncredited)
Graham V. Hartstone .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Chris Munro .... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
Laurie Reed .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
 
Stunts
Bradforts-Amaros .... stunt doubles: Robin Sachs & Lalla Ward (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wally Byatt .... camera operator (as Walter Byatt)
Peter Carmody .... clapper (uncredited)
Peter Carmody .... loader (uncredited)
Ted Lockhart .... grip (uncredited)
Bob Smith .... focus puller (uncredited)
Vic Smith .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Owen-Smith .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Roger Wilson .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Philip Martell .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Mary Chipperfield .... animal adviser
June Randall .... continuity
Adrian Delahaye .... unit runner (uncredited)
Frank Law .... publicity director (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La gitana y el vampiro" - Chile (censored version), Mexico
"Le cirque des vampires" - Canada (French title) (long title), France
"O Circo dos Vampiros" - Brazil (alternative title), Portugal (imdb display title)
"Цирк вампиров" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Circus der Vampire" - West Germany
"El circo de los vampiros" - Spain
"El circo de vampiros" - Argentina
"Het circus van der vampieren" - Belgium (Flemish title)
"La regina dei vampiri" - Italy (imdb display title)
"O Circo do Vampiro" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"O Vampiro e a Cigana" - Brazil (reissue title)
"O horos ton fantasmaton" - Greece (video title)
"To tsirko ton vrykolakon" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Tsirko vrykolakon" - Greece (DVD title)
"Vámpírcirkusz" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Vampiercircus" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"Vampyrernas cirkus" - Sweden
"Vampyyrit iskevät" - Finland (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
87 min | USA:84 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Australia:RC (original rating) (1972) | Chile:(Banned) (original rating) | Finland:K-16 (1989) | France:12 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Singapore:M18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) | USA:PG (certificate #23072) | West Germany:18 (nf)

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Trivia:
Shot in six weeks.See more »
Quotes:
Michael:The Circus of Nights! A hundred delights!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Incredible Torture Show (1976)See more »

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40 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Strong contender for the most underrated vampire movie of all time!, 20 September 2002
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

Not sure why 'Vampire Circus' isn't mentioned when people talk about the best Hammer movies, because it certainly deserves to be. As usual the studio manages to create a lot of period atmosphere and chills on, one assumes, not a very large budget, and like most of their movies the acting is uniformly good. The story concerns a village being attacked by a mysterious lethal plague which may or may not be connected with a dark episode in the small communities past concerning an evil Count who once terrorized all and sundry. The village is cut off from the outside world, and while they anxiously await some outside medical attention, a strange traveling circus arrives. The villagers leap upon anything to tale their minds off their awful predicament, but as you can tell from the title, the circus folk aren't exactly what they appear to be and have secret plans of justice and revenge. The performers themselves are much more interesting and sensual than the uptight villagers, and this creates an unusual tension in the viewer compared to many vampire movies, where good vs. evil is black and white with no troubling ambiguities. This is a very unusual twist on the familiar subject matter, and in my opinion one of the most underrated and overlooked vampire movies ever made. Trainspotters note: the supporting cast includes David 'Darth Vader' Prowse as the circus strongman, and Lalla Ward (who replaced Mary Tamm as Romana in 'Dr Who') as a pretty sexy vampire.

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