Circus of Fear (1966)

Genres - Mystery, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Whodunit  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - UK, West Germany  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Based on an Edgar Wallace murder mystery this chiller centers on a Scotland Yard investigation of a series of puzzling deaths plaguing a traveling circus and the hunt for loot stolen from an armored car robbery. Suspects include the mask-wearing and disfigured lion tamer, a vengeful ringmaster, an insanely jealous knife-thrower, and a blackmailing dwarf called "Mr. Big." The film is also known as Circus of Fear. A German version was shot simultaneously with Psycho-Circus but used a different director. Though available in color in Great Britain, most of the American copies of the film are in black-and-white.

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killing, armored-car, blackmail, Britain, carnival, corpse, daughter, death, father, fear, hidden, investigation, investigator, jealousy, knife, loot, mask [disguise], murder, psychopath, scar, Scotland-Yard, secrets, stalking, suspect