Bald, naked and coated in body paint, Serena is the Tiger Woman.
AS Hammer entered its wilderness years, Robert Young's VAMPIRE CIRCUS rediscovers the studio's vigour for the genre. Picking up the gauntlet thrown down by TWINS OF EVIL (1971), this offering pushes Hammer further into the softcore sex and copious bloodletting required to maintain interest amongst pictures made outside of Elstree or Pinewood. Despite the film being Young's first picture, and the inevitable delays resulting from the extensive use of animals, Michael Carreras ceremoniously pulled the plug on the unfinished production when it had reached the end of its six-week shoot. The footage was subsequently spliced together, creating a Euro-horroresque/incoherent charm of its own.