Directed by Robert Young
A circus arrives at a Serbian village where it will perform a show for the local inhabitants. Many of them believe that the plague that has gripped their village is the result of a curse inflicted on them years before by Count Mitterhouse, a vampire. Unbeknown to them, the leader of the circus is the Count’s cousin intent on reviving his relative and having his revenge.
As the plague sweeps the countryside, a quarantined village is visited by a mysterious traveling circus. Soon, young children begin to disappear, and the locals suspect the circus troupe might be hiding a horrifying secret.
Cast: Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters, Anthony Higgins
Out of all the Hammer films I've ever watched, this one might be my favorite.
It was pretty good for its time. Didn't wow me but had its moments.
It was ok
Thoroughly enjoyable lore, with fun practical gore.
Not one of Hammer's best but it does hold up surprisingly well and looks great. An interesting concept that just lacks the star power of Cushing or Lee but still entertaining as a dependable Hammer film should be.