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One of the lower points of Joan Crawford's latter-day career curve (though nothing to compare with the later embarrassment of Trog!), this lurid, low-rent thriller nevertheless gives Crawford the opportunity to chew acres of scenery in a campy Marlene Dietrich-style get-up. She portrays the ringmaster of a cheesy traveling circus troupe whose stars are being whacked in a variety of flamboyant ways (many of which are depicted in the garish trailer, particularly Michael Gough's spike-in-the-head scene). Despite the exploitation potential in this lurid Grand Guignol scenario, this film is fairly light on scares or gore -- and far too heavy on circus stock footage. A sequel of sorts to producer Herman Cohen's Horrors of the Black Museum, this one is a slight improvement, thanks to Crawford's outrageous, over-the-top performance. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

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Joan Crawford
as Monica Rivers
Ty Hardin
as Frank Hawkins
Michael Gough
as Albert Dorando
Judy Geeson
as Angela Rivers
Diana Dors
as Matilda
Robert Hardy
as Supt. Brooks
Geoffrey Keen
as Comm. Dalby
Sydney Tafler
as Harrison Liston
Ted Lune
as Skeleton Man
Peter Burton
as Gustavo
Golda Casimir
as Bearded Lady
Milton Reid
as Strong Man
Miki Iveria
as Gypsy Fortune Teller
Reginald Marsh
as Sgt. Hutchins
Bryan Pringle
as Detective Constable Bradford
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Critic Reviews for Berserk

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Audience Reviews for Berserk

  • Aug 24, 2014
    Filled with more circus extravaganza than actual horror. Berserk is a campy murder mystery that left its audience going "berserk" with the ending.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2011
    Well, I did like the dwarf.
    Eric B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 13, 2011
    Since it had Joan Crawford in it, I expected it to be good but Berserk was just something to waste time on & what a lousy ending
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2008
    cheapjack production with joan hanging on by her fingernails but she is by far the best thing in it.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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