Vampire Circus is easily one of the strangest and most stylised of all Hammer movies. It has a sensibility of a dreamy euro art-house horror, like Jean Rollins - but with real actors, dramatic storytelling and rich production values.
...and, yes, much blood, sex and violence.
Like Captain Kronos, this adds new lore to the bloodsuckers handbook and conjures up a reality that's more Bros Grimm than Transylvanian Gothic.
Dick Klemensen's Little Shoppe of Horrors # 30 lovingly celebrates its unique charms.
A real pleasure...