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Terror Circus
Terror Circus
Actor: Andrew Prine
Director: Alan Rudolph
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2009     1hr 26min

Three beautiful young women are bound for Las Vegas to become showgirls. And it's not long before their car breaks down and they're stranded in the middle of the Nevada desert. After spending the night in their car, a man ...  more »

     
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Actor: Andrew Prine
Director: Alan Rudolph
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: MEDIA BLASTERS, INC DVD
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/31/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 9
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

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Casey Scott | 02/02/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This disc is not only from a VHS tape, with lots of ghosting and image problems and improperly letterboxed from a fullscreen tape, it is also a bootleg!!! The legit version is coming soon from Code Red from the original negative, so if you buy this terrible illegal release, you are not a true horror fan! Ignore "Johnny Legend" and the Andrew Prine interview, you'll get better value if you wait!"
Great Film but Bad DVD by Legend House! Buy the Code Red v
Luis Jimenez | Los Angeles, CA USA | 02/02/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Note my original negative review was for the bootleg release by Legend House as it was an unlicensed release that appears to come from a VHS duped and thus it looks awful so don't waste your money on it. However do buy the official version by Code Red under the TERROR CIRCUS title this one gets 5 stars. Not sure why this negative review was attached to Code Red's product page which hadn't come out when I wrote this review."
Barn of the BORED Dead!
JEFFREY PARK | SAN DIEGO | 02/03/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, I don't care who is putting out what version, all this talk of the film, and the intriguing title, made me want to rent this, and I wasted a rental on this. I can't judge the quality, for the film is NOT 16x9 enhanced, which should be the norm nowadays, nor is it progressively scanned, so the picture played weird on my player. And to top it off NO NAKED DEAD! Just a moron who chains girls up and lives with his monster dad. Very amateur night, so what is the big deal? No naked deads here. Did I miss something?"
Step Right Up
Stanley Runk | Camp North Pines | 04/28/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This film was also released back in the day as Barn of the Naked Dead, a much, much snazzier title if you ask me. I mean, how do you resist a title like Barn of the Naked Dead? Forget the fact that there is practically no nudity or zombies in the film, the title still rocks. But Shriek Show released it under it's original title, Terror Circus.
Made in the early 70s, it brings to mind films like Last House on the Left, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, etc. Basically movies where women are held captive by wackos. Here it's Andrew Prine in the psycho role of Andre. He's a bit more laid back and subdued than say, David Hess in Last House on the Left. A good loon though. In this film he lures three stranded women to his home in the desert. He chains them in his barn, which houses other chained women. Andre sees the women, not as sex slaves, which you'd normally guess for this kind of movie, but as his own pets, his circus animals. He's a bit like a demented Sigfried and Roy with the captive women as his tigers. He makes them do odd circus type antics, sometimes he wears a top hat and uses a whip(sounds like my honeymoon). Anyone who doesn't cooperate or tries to escape is killed by Andre's live lion(I think it's a lion anyway). One of the captive women bears a striking resemblance to Andre's long lost mother, and this begins his downfall as he frees her and treats her as such. Soon a jailbreak is in order, but there's one more card in the deck, and I'm not gonna give that away. Lets just say that it again has to do with Andre's family, and it's a cool ending.
I liked this movie quite a bit. It's not nearly as brutal as the more controversial films of the time that tried to push the envelope in brutality. There is very little to no nudity, not much graphic violence, and gore is minimal. It goes more for the messed up psychological angle and does succeed on some points rather well.
The film was directed by Alan Rudolph, who went on to make the Moore/Willis flick Mortal Thoughts, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, and bizarro comedies like Breakfast Of Champions and Trixie.
The Shriek Show disc has an informative featurette with crew(and one cast) members. I would however like to see the Johnny Legend edition of this film that has an interview with Andrew Prine. Not to mention it uses the Barn of the Naked Dead title.
Oh, those wacky 70s."