Country : UK

Year : 1972

Run time : 1hr27

Version : in English, subtitled in French

Rating : +16

Director : Robert Young

Actors: Adrienne Corn, Thorley Walters, Anthony Higgins

Selected filmography : Fierce Creatures (1997), The Worst Witch (1986)

Vampire Circus

Robert Young’s debut film, Vampire Circus, was part of Hammer Studio’s drive to expand and enhance the vampire genre in the 1970s. While a profusion of blood and the use of soft-core eroticism were what the studio was aiming for, the film is particularly memorable for its portrayal of a troubled universe, where the circus, with its oddities and deviances, is exploited in a fantasy framework.