A 1972 british horror film directed by robert young for hammer film productions. Vampire circus 1972 may raise expectations of morbidly gaunt men who have donned fake red noses and tufts of brilliant crimson hair to distract from their telltale fangs. Made in 1971 vampire circus was part of a package of films for rank. For years, synapse films has been releasing numerous diverse films from various countries and genres on dvd, but for their 100th release, the company unleashes a longawaited classic horror title from none other than britains hammer films. Thankfully, those looking for a restored and unedited version have to wait no longer, as synapse films has released a fantastic version of vampire circus on bluray and dvd in the past i was lucky enough to catch a barely edited print at a drivein marathon a few years back, and i really enjoyed how. In his directorial debut robert young has a lot of story to tell and gives vampire circus a crazy, breathless pace.
In what seems like an exercise in restraint, emil slaughters a room full of students, like some kind of befanged paul calf. Vampire circus dxn1wc from alamys library of millions of. The story concerns a travelling circus, the vampiric artists of which prey on the children of a 19th. An interesting premise as a nineteenth century circus of vampires returns to exact revenge from a small town whose inhabitants killed an ancestor. Vampire circus is a 1972 british horror film directed by robert young and starring adrienne corri, thorley walters and anthony higgins billed as anthony corlan. After a spate of murders, the villagers of schtettel kill the depraved perpetrator, count mitterhouse. Cinematography moray grant film editor peter musgrave. Met adrienne corri, thorley walters en anthony higgins. Alternatively, use the tick boxes to select only the releases you wish to view and then click apply filter. Fifteen years later the circus of nights appeared in the plagueridden village and its performers include mitterhouses mistress, children and cousins. As documented in sim branaghans book british film posters 2006, fair used this illustration as an opportunity to protest against. Released at a time when the popularity of british gothic horror tales was on the wane, particularly when compared against the more explicit, contemporary horrors coming out of hollywood rosemarys baby and later the exorcist, the film nevertheless managed to stand out from a glut of. Vampire and childabductor robert tayman is caught and killed by townspeople. Vampire circus a look back at 1972 we are movie geeks.
The reality is a more dour but no less rewarding type of entertainment. But their troubles are only beginning as children begin to disappear and the legacy of a longago massacre is brought to light. Human fangs ripping throats no sawdust can soak up the torrent of blood after a spate of murders, the villagers of schtettel kill the depraved perpetrator, count mitterhouse. Top 10 hardest songs to sing in the blind auditions of the voice duration.
Next the camera shows a young girl playing in the woods a little distance away from the man. Iconic vic fair artwork graces this uk quad for the release of hammer films 1972 horror vampire circus. As the plague sweeps the countryside, a quarantined village is visited by a mysterious traveling circus. Vampire circus is a brutal film but not everything is shown. Hammer films vampire circus original theatrical trailer 1972. Human fangs ripping throats no sawdust can soak up the torrent of blood. Shapeshifting circus vampires seeking revenge in a plagueinfested village. Vampire circus mary wimbush, thorley walters, can only be reproduced in. Adrienne corri, thorley walters, anthony higgins, john moulderbrown, laurence payne studio.
In this 19th century gothic tale of horror, a circus of vampires visits a small serbian. The decadent years 19681976 no sawdust can soak up the torrent of blood. With adrienne corri, thorley walters, anthony higgins, john moulderbrown. Vampire circus 1972 3 subtitles downloaded 62 times. Unlike earlier films in hammers dracula series, dracula a. Vampire circus was a gauntletlike type of game full of vampires and zombies planned for nintendo 64 by zed two who started working on it in 1996. Made during the final decade of hammer films theatrical existence, vampire circus arrived as the studio was becoming increasingly experimental with its bloodsucker outings in between the usual dracula offerings from christopher lee and company. Vampire circus bluray 1971 a village being attacked by a mysterious lethal plague. This 1972 hammer horror poster is illustrated in a gloriously irreverent manner by british artist vic fair. It was written by judson kinberg, and produced by wilbur stark and michael carreras who was uncredited for hammer film productions. Vampire circus is a cult classic hammer horror movie that has long been soughtafter on dvd.
Christina paul,domini blythe,serena weber in vampire. Poster retro, circus poster, poster s, vintage posters, horror movie posters, original movie. Gallery of 14 movie poster and cover images for vampire circus 1972. It was distributed by 20th century fox other websites. Soon, young children begin to disappear, and the locals suspect the circus troupe might be hiding a horrifying secret. It features adrienne corri, thorley walters and anthony higgins billed as anthony corlan. Vampire circus is a 1972 british horror film directed by robert young and starring adrienne corri, thorley walters and anthony higgins billed as anthony. A village in nineteenth century europe is at first relieved when a circus. The story concerns a travelling carnival whose vampiric artistes prey on the children of a.
It speaks well of synapse films, a boutique label dedicated to cult films like this, that they would scoop bigger labels with more exploitable hammer titles, and with a fine highdef presentation and scads of good extras to boot. They have come to schtettel to fulfil the counts last words. Vampire circus is a hammer horror film from the early seventies. Kiss of the vampire, the vampire lovers, the countess dracula. Populated by a motley collection of offthewall characters and incomparable acrobats, the vampire circus is a visual vortex set in a twisted acrobatic fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to a true celebration at the vampire circus. But my favorite talent in vampire circus is the aforementioned tiger woman. At the beginning of the film the camera pans in on a man who is sitting reading a book in the woods on a nice sunny day. Lalla ward in vampire circus 1972 anthony higgins in vampire circus 1972. Even if you dont like horror films though, it is worth watching just to get a laugh at count mitterhaus shirt. In the small, rural community of shettle children are being viciousl. The movie had some creepy hammer moments but the overall story was dumb. Vampire circus 1972 is the first hammer horror film released to bluray anywhere in the world. Elenco adrienne corri thorley walters anthony higgins john moulderbrown laurence payne richard owens lynne frederick elizabeth seal. Last night, as i lay down to detox before i bed, i opted to put on the 1972 hammer horror classic vampire circus, a late period offering from the studio that i have long loved.
Out for revengeone of ny favorite late entry hammer films of all time. The vampire circus a spirited journey through an abandoned cemetery where an extraordinary circus comes back to life. And at the end there arent many people left standing. The game was designed so that you controlled just a single character out of the five in the party, and the others would be under ai control, although you could switch which of the five you were controlling. A village in nineteenth century europe is at first relieved when a circus breaks through the quarantine to take the locals minds off the plague. Sexedup fare like the vampire lovers proved hammer was willing to amp up its adult content to compete with the more extreme fare pouring out of. These nondracula vampire movies emphasized new stories and characters while tweaking the standard vampire mythos. Vampire circus is a 1972 british hammer horror film directed by robert young and starring adrienne corri, thorley walters, anthony higgins, john moulderbrown, lynne frederick, lalla ward, robin sachs. Vampire circus is a stylized, creepy period piece that follows a troupe of weird performers who.16 708 157 354 734 581 211 1490 629 885 417 1042 560 1152 228 152 537 70 546 576 159 550 1062 799 288 1415 87 1512 1258 1444 4 756 377 1311 375 791 354 102 930 788