Circus of Horrors
German actor Anton Diffring, who specialized in playing Nazis and sinister aristocrats, is the psychotic plastic surgeon who takes over a French circus and populates it with disfigured criminals whose faces he reconstructs. Director Sidney Hayers topped this a year later with “Burn Witch Burn”. The theme song “Look for a Star” became an unexpected pop hit in the Summer of 1960.
About John Landis
John Landis is the director of Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In London, Trading Places, Schlock, Kentucky Fried Movie, Spies Like Us, Three Amigos!, Into The Night, The Stupids, Innocent Blood, Coming To America, Burke & Hare, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Black Or White among many other films, commercials and extensive work in television. He was the Executive Producer and often director of HBO's celebrated series Dream On, and contributed two movies to the Masters of Horror series, Deer Woman and Family. His feature length documentaries Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO, and Slasher on IFC.