circus of fear 1966 cast

What makes this movie the best among the Edgar-Wallace-adaptations by British B-movie-producer Harry Alan Towers is the visual storytelling by director John Llewelyn Moxey from the black & white horror classic THE CITY OF THE DEAD. Many of the edits are rough and some of the dialogue is a bit garbled. Of course, this is a whodunit chock full of twists, but too many scenes make no sense until you've watched the whole movie - they seem to come out of nowhere, with no context, and almost play like they decided to ditch the plot and start anew. This product uses the TMDb API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDb. I give it a 5.5 (leaning toward a 6) out of 10. Christopher Lee delivers under a hood, Klaus Kinski isn't in it much but makes the best with the screen time given, Margaret Lee is stunning as usual. Not very thrilling and no horror apart from some of the acting. The late, great Sir Christopher Lee gives a sterling performance, with only revealing his face for about 10 minutes. All the films from my exploitation lists, bundled into one mega-super-list-to-rule-them-all! Nothing too stretching, but a cracking watch, Circus of Fear weaves a web in a slightly disorientating environment, that breads unease. Writer. The video transfer I watched was also bad, and dubbed in a slower speed. Still, enjoyment was derived, even if I spent much of the finale looking at my phone. The murder doesn't stop as others are attacked and killed at the circus by the unknown murderer, and the cops are investigating. A German krimi,Britished up, knives flying withthe greatest of ease. It's a fairly straightforward mystery/suspense film. ", "Everyone ends up in the same damned place. L. Lawrence James. Submitted by Bill (not verified) on Fri, 2009-12-25 11:36. Part of my Scavenger Hunt #3 list. Where he performs nightly in same black hood because: unsightly face scars. John Llewellyn Moxey. After being hoodwinked, into thinking I would be watching Christopher Lee (who spends most of the time under a black hood) and Klaus Kinski in a circus-themed horror. With the start of a usual botched bank job involved the murder of a security guard, Circus of Fear felt pretty formulaic at the start. Hidden Horror: A Celebration of 101 Underrated and Overlooked Fright Flicks, The Terrorphile: The Song is Over (Farewell/Horror Tribute fanvid). The acting performances are good, including Christopher Lee's, but Lee fans should take note that he's not in the film too much, and when he is, he's under a black hood until 10 to 15 minutes from the end. Jim finds it hard to locate his man – and get back the stolen money – in a labyrinth of intimidation and dishonesty. The score works well. Later on it becomes a hunt for the money and a murderer in a circus's winter quarter. The boss wants him to give Mason his share as well as the bosses share. Blasser Scotland-Yard-Inspektor, uminspirierte Nebenfiguren und richtige Krimi-Stimmung will auch nie richtig aufkommen.Die Handlung war ok, hätte aber wie schon erwähnt viel spannender inszeniert werden können. So, if you are looking for horror only, avoid this one. Like I said, it has its moments, but every time I started to get into it, pacing issues took me out :/, Going from a heist to a circus, several bags of money are stolen and then lost when the carrier is killed by a throwing knife on a circus property. M. Maurice Kaufmann. Das Rätsel des silbernen Dreieck [Mystery of the Silver Triangle] 1966. Film data from TMDb. The biggest crime is covering Christopher Lee’s face for 95% of the movie. (as John Moxey) Police on trail of the proceeds from an armoured-car robbery are led to a circus harboring more secrets than just hidden money. It is, however, based (very loosely by the sounds of it) on an Edgar Wallace story, which is pretty much de rigueur for Krimi, has Klaus Kinski lurking around in the bushes (ditto) and more importantly, was a co-production with Constantin Films, who also released Rialto Films' German made Wallace adaptations. This review may contain spoilers. Every Horror Film Made from 1895 - present, The Chronological History of the Cinematic Macabre, Low-Budget & Lurid: A List of Exploitation/Grindhouse Fare (Every Movie on the Grindhouse Cinema Database, Almost), Genre: Exploitation (100 Years: 1896-1995), The (Almost) Complete Psychotronic Encyclopedia Of Film, Psychotronic Ultimate Guide (as complete as possible), The Evolution of Horror: Every film mentioned (a work in progress). Director. This version is suppoed to be the true version with that scene.... Support Classic-Horror.com and keep it ad-free by making a small donation via PayPal. A detective investigates shady characters working for a travelling circus after a series of violent crimes follows them in each town visited, but he is unprepared for … Classic-Horror is © by Answer 42 Media, 1999-present (Contact Form, RSS Feed). As I head backwards in time, I get closer and closer to my favorite movie era - that being the classic period. A listing of the films covered in EURO GOTHIC: CLASSICS OF CONTINENTAL HORROR CINEMA by Jonathan Rigby. The script laced with moments of wit provided the usual police procedural, false twists and obvious leads fuelled by heated character tension, or suspicions as the killer…. It's from those fine folks at Classic-Horror.com! Decent thriller has a quarter million in stolen pounds bringing nothing but trouble to a circus camped out for the winter. But it warms up a lot after finally getting to the circus. Verschenktes Potential. Circus of Fear. 1966 During the heist, one of them shoots a guard who is trying to escape. Englischer Edgar-Wallace-Krimi mit einigen deutschen Edgar-Wallace-Stars wie Heinz Drache, Klaus Kinski und Eddi Arent. With Christopher Lee, Leo Genn, Anthony Newlands, Heinz Drache. (Not that they all have hairy…. None more so than the strange masked lion tamer. Christopher Lee Leo Genn Anthony Newlands Heinz Drache Eddi Arent Klaus Kinski Margaret Lee Suzy Kendall Cecil Parker Victor Maddern Maurice Kaufmann Lawrence James Tom Bowman Skip Martin Nosher Powell, Das Rätsel des silbernen Dreieck, Das Rätsel des silbernen Dreiecks, Psycho-Circus, 91 mins   The director knows how to compose shots effectively. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy and terms of service apply. The scenes in the dark are too dark - you frequently can't see the action. Not necessarily a horror film as it was labelled, 'Circus of Fear' is however, a pretty solid heist thriller, with strange dealings with the carny folk. 2. In fact it's a crime thriller which becomes a guessing game for the audience to work out who is the criminal mastermind behind the robbery that opens the movie. John Llewellyn Moxey. Comments. Partially because of this, amplified by all the twists and turns that this film takes, I had to watch Circus of Fear twice before being confident enough to review it. A suitcase full of cash goes missing and a few people end up dead with a throwing knife in ‘em. His dumb ass shows up with wad still wrapped when only needed a fraction. The second time through, I enjoyed it much more than the first, but I also realized that the confusion wasn't entirely my fault - aside from the direction, the technical aspects of this movie are poor. I can handle the truth. Mason. I am looking for this myself and havn't found it yet...does it really exsist? All Rights Reserved. It was just nice to see Kinski and hear Lee. Few things. An attempt to create a list of every film mentioned in 'The Evolution of Horror' podcast. Though Jim thinks a scheme under the big top, he finds out nervous relations between lion tamer Gregor (Christopher Lee) and his acquaintances. The dum-dum-DUM music works hard to it seem suspenseful but it isn't, with the criminal mastermind's unmasking at the end being rather like something from Scooby-Doo. The cop knocks one down, but shoots his own man for trying to take off. So it is with rose-colored glasses that I watched my first 1960s film in months and becase of these glasses, it took me half the movie to realize it really wasn't that good. Author. After all, it has a British director and producer/writer, a British setting and a largely British cast. Lacking in action for a good amount of runtime, the cast is terrific and the whole ordeal is pretty charming. © Letterboxd Limited. However I got a more than capable b-crime-thriller turned who-dunnit murder mystery by Harry Alan Towers all centred around the daring daylight robbery of stolen loot, which afterwards is hidden away by the mysterious mastermind who works for a travelling circus carnival. Edgar Wallace krimis; Cast and Crew. Justin Hullinger 3,163 films 766 32 Edit, UPDATE 7/8/2018: It's been a while since I checked on this list, and I'm happy to see that a lot…, things i've got that might be suitable for an october horrorfest, Some may be on rarefilmm.com, others may not be, I recently acquired copies of both Michael Weldon's Psychotronic Encyclopedia and Psychotronic Video Guide and this list is all films…. Enjoyable but occassionally slow-moving semi- krimi with a good cast. supposedly the circus fat lady sits on a midget & kills him. Yet, the unease and tension he creates is palpable. Since it clocks in at about 1:10, it wasn't a major feat. Werner Jacobs and John Moxey take charge of this drama. 90 minutes . Date. Again, second viewings of this movie are almost assured to improve your opinion of it, and even if you watch it immediately after the end of the first viewing (as I did), it doesn't seem repetitious.

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