Circus of Fear
Directed by Werner Jacobs, John Llewellyn Moxey
What begins as a daring daylight armored car heist on London's Tower Bridge leads to a sinister circus where a disfigured lion tamer (Christopher Lee) is one of several suspects in a three-ring nightmare of red herrings, grisly 'accidents' and cold-blooded murder. Klaus Kinski (VENOM), Suzy Kendall (THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE), Margaret Lee (EUGENIE) and Leo Genn (THE BLOODY JUDGE) co-star in this gripping thriller directed by John Moxey (HORROR HOTEL, THE NIGHT STALKER) and based on the novel by legendary mystery writer Edgar Wallace.
What begins as a daring daylight armored car heist on London's Tower Bridge leads to a sinister circus where a disfigured lion tamer is a suspect in a cold-blooded murder.
Cast: Christopher Lee, Leo Genn, Anthony Newlands
Klaus Kinski and Christopher Lee in the cast what could possibly go wrong
I adore Christopher Lee films, and that Klaus Kinski was in this one made it even more worth the watch. It's more of a crime drama than anything else, but it was an enjoyable addition to Shudder.
A curious choice for Shudder. I suppose this files under crime thriller, but it's more a murder mystery than anything else. It starts with a heist, but abandons this storyline to focus on a circus. A whodunit follows. The majority of the time Christopher Lee wears a black pull-over with holes for eyes, breathing, and talking. Plodding and no real build-up so that not even the big reveal at the end feels satisfying.
Eh! Not feeling this!
This one has been a favourite since childhood. My grandmother introduced me to the work of Christopher Lee, and Circus of Fear is in my top ten Lee films list.