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Circus of Fear (1966)

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Based on an Edgar Wallace murder mystery this chiller centers on a Scotland Yard investigation of a series of puzzling deaths plaguing a traveling circus and the hunt for loot stolen from an armored car robbery. Suspects include the mask-wearing and disfigured lion tamer, a vengeful ringmaster, an insanely jealous knife-thrower, and a blackmailing dwarf called "Mr. Big." The film is also known as Circus of Fear. A German version was shot simultaneously with Psycho-Circus but used a different director. Though available in color in Great Britain, most of the American copies of the film are in black-and-white. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Cast

Christopher Lee
as Gregor Lion Tamer
Leo Genn
as Inspector Elliott
Heinz Drache
as Carl Ringmaster
Klaus Kinski
as Manfred
Tom Bowman
as Jackson
Skip Martin
as Mr. Big
Henry Longhurst
as Hotel porter
Peter Brace
as Speedboat man
Roy Scammell
as Speedboat Man
Keith Peacock
as Security Man
Suzy Kendall
as Natasha
Cecil Parker
as Sir John
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Critic Reviews for Circus of Fear

All Critics (4)

Though muddled, the film is moderately entertaining.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Taken on its own terms, the film is a passable time-waster, though just barely.

December 9, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Mainly a curiosity for film historians, Lee fanatics, and devotees of stock footage and unimaginative screenwriting and direction.

November 11, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Circus of Fear

Hammer classic...silly but still great.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

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