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Circus Of Fear
Circus Of Fear“Based on the novel by master of
  suspense Edgar Wallace, Circus
  Of Fear
is a chilling story of an
  audacious security van robbery
  that goes horribly wrong with clues
  leading back to a circus where
  things are far from innocent..
.”

FOLLOWING A SECURITY VAN ROBBERY where a security guard is killed, Scotland Yard's Inspector Elliott (Leo Genn) — a laid-back, quietly determined police officer — goes undercover as a photographer to try to discover how the theft links to the Barberini Circus that is laid up for the winter.

Some of the stolen banknotes have come into circulation and can be traced back to the circus, where an assortment of entertainers may have something to hide. When the body of one of the crooks turns up dead with a knife in his back, the manic circus knife-thrower, Mario (Maurice Kaufmann) is suspect, not least because of his uneasy relationship with his assistant.

“A thrilling Sixties film
that benefits from
fine acting talent that
includes the great horror
star Christopher Lee,
Circus Of Fear is
a classic cop drama with
sinister overtones
and plenty of clues to
keep you guessing
...”
Is ringmaster Carl (Heinz Draghe) as innocent as he appears? And what of the masked, apparently disfigured, Gregor (the suitably enigmatic Christopher Lee) and his niece? Is he really what he seems to be? While circus owner Barberini (Anthony Newlands) appears to be hiding something, there may be someone else who knows more than it appears. And the blackmailing dwarf Mr Big (Skip Martin) may just be pushing the wrong person...

When another body turns up, Inspector Elliott reveals himself and the net closes in, but not before the body count rises…

A thrilling Sixties film that benefits from fine acting talent that includes the great horror star Christopher Lee, Circus Of Fear is a classic cop drama with sinister overtones and clues to keep you guessing.

Circus Of Fear, also known as Psycho-Circus, features: Eddi Arent as Eddie; Klaus Kinski as Manfred; Margaret Lee as Gina; Lawrence James as Manley; Tom Bowman as Jackson; Suzy Kendall as Natasha; Cecile Parker as Sir John; and Victor Maddern as Mason.

Music is Composed and Conducted by Johnny Douglas; Screenplay is by Peter Welbeck; Director of Photography is Ernest Steward, BSC; Produced by Harry Alan Towes; and Directed by John Moxey.

* A classic heist story with a chilling twist, Circus Of Fear is featured in a new digital transfer in its as-exhibited cinema aspect ratio and is available courtesy of Network Releasing on DVD on 23 September 2013. Running Time: Approximately 88 Minutes | Catalogue Number: 7953913 | RRP: £9.99.

"A thrilling Sixties film that benefits from fine acting talent that includes the great horror star Christopher Lee, Circus Of Fear is a classic cop drama with sinister overtones and plenty of clues to keep you guessing" Maggie Woods