Circus of Fear (a.k.a. Circus of Terror, a.k.a. Psycho-Circus) is a 1966 British thriller film starring Christopher Lee, Klaus Kinski, Suzy Kendall, Cecil Parker and Victor Maddern.A group of professional criminals rob a bank truck on the London Bridge. During the heist, one of them shoots a guard who is trying to escape. This leads to complications that lead the police to a circus. The circus, which has more than its share of troubled personalities, is implicated as the police follow a trail from the robbers, and specifically, the shooter.
Circus of Fear contains examples of:
- Armed Blag: The film opens with a armoured car being robbed on London Bridge.
- Billing Displacement: Christopher Lee is always billed as the star of this film, but his role is comparatively minor and the central character is actually Inspector Elliot, played by Leo Genn.
- Circus of Fear
- Hand of Death: For much of the film, the killer is seen only as a gloved hand.
- Knife-Throwing Act