Vampire Circus
Vampire Circus (1972)

Though not as widely known as Hammer's popular Dracula and Frankenstein series, this is one of the studio's more stylish and intelligent projects. The tale is set in 17th century Serbia in the tiny burg of Stettel, whose residents… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1972
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bill Gibron

Erotic, grotesque, chilling, bloody, suspenseful, and loaded with doom and gloom atmosphere, this is the kind of experiment in terror that reinvigorates your love of the scary movie artform.

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Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Never recovers the concentrated erotic-violent high ground of [its] delirious overture, which stands as a wildly entertaining example of over-the-top horror filmmaking.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Gory, cliched, silly and inventive.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Hammer's most elusive Gothic horror movie contains frequent nudity, but its arthouse kinkiness -- its hints of pedophilia, bestiality and incest -- offers a more likely explanation for its limited distribution than its exposed skin.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
David Ladd
"Vampire Circus" is, in my opinion one of Hammer's best vampire efforts outside of "Horror of Dracula," and "Dracula, Prince of… More
Steve K
Awesome Hammer is awesome.
Robert C
One of my favorite Hammer films and possibly one of my favorite vampire moivies.