Thursday, August 7, 2014

Vampiress Review: Vampire Circus

The Gist:  A town plagued by disease is visited by a circus which happens to be run by vampires.

Clarification: A hammer horror film so it obviously takes place in the 19th century somewhere in Austria.  Anyway a town as always in these films was being plagued by vampires, the townspeople find out and they kill him but not before he puts a curse on the town. A few years later many of the towns people are dying and the town is cut off from the rest of the world do to the plague but somehow a traveling circus comes in to entertain the towns folk.  Once this happens people start to die and children go missing (the vampires in these films had a thing for attacking kids).

As per usual the towns people eventually figure it out and the vampires die in a firey mess (there are quite a few plot twists in the film but I won't spoil them all).

Selling Point/Female Vampire Factor:  You get one real female vamp in the film (at least that fangs out anyway).  As part of the circus there is a pair of acrobat twins vampires.  The female twin Helga is played by Lalla Ward

 The one above scene when the twins attack two of the village children is the only time she fangs out and it is very brief.  That makes this one of the most guy heavy Hammer vampire films out there (Second to Dracula A.D. 1972 which had no female vampires and tied with Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter which also had one brief one).  I give this film a Vampire Beauty Rating of 1 out of 5.


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