Who wants to wait until the 31st to wallow in Halloween indulgences and scary movies?! Home Projectionist doesn’t! And so we’ll have pairings of 31 Frights and 31 Bites every one of October’s 31 nights: a scary, snack size movie “trick”, and a delicious “treat” to go along with it.
Trick & Treat for October 6th:
CIRCUS OF HORRORS (1960; with Anton Diffring, Donald Pleasance; directed by Sidney Hayers) You’ve heard of people who are dying to get into the world of the circus? Well, hurry, hurry, hurry, to this fast-paced, British horror film, where they’re dying to get out of it! Or, to put it another way, they’re dying because they want out. And for good reasons. It seems that the big top’s owner (who also happens to be a plastic surgeon of dubious reputation) might be responsible for certain, ghastly “unscheduled performances”. Namely, freakish “accidents” that befall the women of the circus. If this underrated and frightening movie isn’t freakish and ghastly enough for you, just bite into a few circus peanuts.