"Vampire Circus (1972) (Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)" Review

Review: During the late 60's going into the 70's there started to be a change in Hammer Films, instead of doing films that stuck alot more with the gothic style look and feel to them they started to branch out and do something a tad different and Vampire Circus is what they got. This film takes the classic vampire tale and mixes it with a twisted carnival surrounding filled with plenty of sex and death to round off the mix.

From all of the Hammer films that I have had a pleasure of viewing I can definitely say that Vampire Circus is one of the most unique films they have ever created. Most of the time when it comes to vampire films I usually am not into them, but on occasion I do find ones that I find to be good and what Vampire Circus did for me to make it something enjoyable and stand out from the rest is everything from the circus/carnival environment to the amazing cast of vamps, freaks, and townsfolk. One thing I really liked that they did was change the look of the fangs into something more like a cobras fangs instead of the classic fang look.

Now I can't say that this film is for everyone because there is some very odd moments as well as ones that would make some people uncomfortable if they really think about what is going on in some scenes. What I mean by that is for example when in the beginning when this woman takes her daughter into the main Count Miitterhaus' castle and the interaction between the daughter and Count Miitterhaus gets kinda creepy and kinda into pedophile area, but honestly I don't think that is what they were going for in the least bit. Overall this is one of my favorite Hammer films and I would highly suggest that if you are a fan of this film that you pick up this set because Synapse truly did an amazing job on this DVD and Blu-Ray combo!

-Daniel Damnation

Picture: 5/5
Sound: 5/5
Extras: 5/5

Director: Robert Young
Genre: Horror
Blu-Ray/DVD Release Year: 2010
Theatrical Release Year: 1972
Time Length: 87 mins.
Company: Synapse Films