Circus of Horrors (Phantom of the Circus) Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Circus of Horrors (Phantom of the Circus)

One of a small cluster of creepy films to come from England’s Amalgamated Studios in the late ’60s, this lesser entry details the twisted practices of a deranged German plastic surgeon (Anton Diffring) who hides out in France after mutilating a patient and begins his work anew under an assumed name. Staying mobile by traveling with a circus troupe, Diffring offers his services to disfigured female criminals, who pay him for his services by joining the circus as performers — and by catering to his perverse whims. Naturally, it’s not long before the ladies’ gratitude begins to wear thin, and they begin to plan their escape… only to meet horrible ends in carefully-orchestrated catastrophes while performing. Viewers may find themselves haunted by Gary Mills’s “Look for a Star” several days afterward like a cloying advertising jingle; the performance of a rug-topped Donald Pleasence (as the show’s former owner, who meets with a sticky end) is a nice touch. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Release date: Aug 31, 1960
Production Company: American International Pictures
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Genre: Art House & International,Classics,Drama,Horror,Mystery & Suspense

Circus of Horrors (Phantom of the Circus) Caste and Crew
Director: Sidney Hayers
Anton Diffring,Erika Remberg,Yvonne Monlaur,Donald Pleasence,Jane Hylton,Kenneth Griffith,Conrad Phillips,Vanda Hudson,Yvonne Romain,Colette Wilde,William Mervyn,John Merivale,Carla Challoner,Peter Swanwick,Walter Gotell,Chris Christian,Jack Carson,Glyn Houston,Kenneth J. Warren,Fred Haggerty,Kenny Baker,Jack Gwyllim