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* {{Synchronization}}: When Helga is bitten by a big cat, her twin Heinrich feels it.

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* {{Synchronization}}: When Helga is bitten by a big cat, her twin Heinrich feels it. [[spoiler: This also applies near the movie's climax when Helga dies it kills Heinrich as well.]]


''Vampire Circus'' is a 1971 British horror film, directed by Robert Young for Film/HammerHorror Productions. It features Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters and Anthony Higgins (billed as Anthony Corlan).

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''Vampire Circus'' is a 1971 British horror film, directed by Robert Young for Film/HammerHorror Productions. It features Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters Walters, Creator/LynneFrederick, and Anthony Higgins (billed as Anthony Corlan).


* QuarrantineWithExtremePrejudice: When the village of Stetl is struck with the ThePlague, the local authorities set up up roadblocks around the town and shoot at anyone who attempts to arrive or leave.

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* QuarrantineWithExtremePrejudice: QuarantineWithExtremePrejudice: When the village of Stetl is struck with the ThePlague, the local authorities set up up roadblocks around the town and shoot at anyone who attempts to arrive or leave.

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* TorchesAndPitchforks: The villagers of Stetl twice become an angry mob armed with flaming torches and farming implements: once in the prologue to storm the Count's castle, and one at the climax to attack the eponymous circus.

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* QuarrantineWithExtremePrejudice: When the village of Stetl is struck with the ThePlague, the local authorities set up up roadblocks around the town and shoot at anyone who attempts to arrive or leave.


* LodgedBladeRecycling: In the prologue, one of the villagers stabs Count Mitterhaus in the chest with a knife, only for the Count to pull it out and [[SlitThroat slash the man's throat with it]].

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* LodgedBladeRecycling: In the prologue, one of the villagers stabs Count Mitterhaus in the chest with a knife, only for the Count to pull it out and [[SlitThroat [[SlashedThroat slash the man's throat with it]].

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* LodgedBladeRecycling: In the prologue, one of the villagers stabs Count Mitterhaus in the chest with a knife, only for the Count to pull it out and [[SlitThroat slash the man's throat with it]].


* ImprovisedCross: During their final battle, Anton the uses the cross-shaped metal reinforcing plate on the base of the crossbow to hold Count Mitterhaus at bay.



* PowderTrail: In the prologue, the villagers plant barrels of gunpowder throughout the
Count's castle and use a powder trail to set them off simultaneously.

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* PowderTrail: In the prologue, the villagers plant barrels of gunpowder throughout the
the Count's castle and use a powder trail to set them off simultaneously.

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* PowderTrail: In the prologue, the villagers plant barrels of gunpowder throughout the
Count's castle and use a powder trail to set them off simultaneously.


* GiantMook: The Circus of the Night has one, played by the ever-reliable David Prowse.

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* GiantMook: The Circus of the Night has one, played by the ever-reliable David Prowse.Creator/DavidProwse.


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* {{Synchronization}}: When Helga is bitten by a big cat, her twin Heinrich feels it.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: The Strongman.

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* AristocratsAreEvil: Count Mitterhaus and possibly Emil are the only nobles we see in the film and are monstrous vampires to boot.


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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Anna is a horrible person, giving children to Count Mitterhaus to drain and being the leader of the circus alongside Emil. But at the end she cannot sacrifice her daughter and dies defending her from Emil.


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* TheRenfield: Anna, the wife of the schoolmaster, is the willing servant (and lover) of Count Mitterhaus.


* CreepyTwins: There are two silent vampire twins.

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* CreepyTwins: There are two silent vampire twins.twins, Helga and Heinrich.

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* CreepyTwins: There are two silent vampire twins.


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* GiantMook: The Circus of the Night has one, played by the ever-reliable David Prowse.


''Vampire Circus'' is a 1971 British horror film, directed by Robert Young for [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Film Productions]]. It features Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters and Anthony Higgins (billed as Anthony Corlan).

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''Vampire Circus'' is a 1971 British horror film, directed by Robert Young for [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Film Productions]].Film/HammerHorror Productions. It features Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters and Anthony Higgins (billed as Anthony Corlan).



* CircusOfFear: The Circus of the Night is truly macabre. [[spoiler:Appropriately enogh, they are Count Mitterhaus' acolytes.]]

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* CircusOfFear: The Circus of the Night is truly macabre. [[spoiler:Appropriately enogh, enough, they are Count Mitterhaus' acolytes.]]


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* ShoutOut: One of the film's {{tagline}}s was "The Greatest Blood-Show on Earth," a pun on the title of [[Film/TheGreatestShowOnEarth another film about a circus.]]


* TheEndOrIsIt: At the end of the film, after the Count is seemingly defeated by the count, [[spoiler:Dora and Anton see a bat fly out of the tomb into the night, implying that it is still not the last of the Count]].

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* TheEndOrIsIt: At the end of the film, after the Count is seemingly defeated by the count, defeated, [[spoiler:Dora and Anton see a bat fly out of the tomb into the night, implying that it is still not the last of the Count]].


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* KillEmAll: Almost nobody makes it to the end of the film alive.

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