Vampire Circus Australian Daybill Movie Poster (6) EditedVampire Circus Australian Daybill Movie Poster (6) Edited

Vampire Circus

1972 Australian/NZ Daybill

$50.00 NZD

As the plague sweeps the countryside, a quarantined village is visited by a mysterious traveling circus. Soon, young children begin to disappear, and the locals suspect the circus troupe might be hiding a horrifying secret.

This daybill is in wonderful unused condition with only light handling creases/marks and the addition of a New Zealand R16 ratings stamp of any note.

Please see the image (clearer than shown) and grading guide below for more information.

Available for purchase


  • Date: 1972
  • Country: Australia & New Zealand

  • Size: 13 1/4 x 30
  • Inches (Approx size)
  • Format: Folded
  • (Single Sheet)

  • Number of sides: Single Sided (see below for more information)

  • Condition: Fine - Near Mint (see below for more information)


  • Director: Robert Young

  • Cast: Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters, Anthony Higgins, Lynne Frederick, Lalla Ward

  • Writer(s): Jimmy Sangster

  • Country: UK

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most minor of creases and an NZ ratings stamp

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We do not carry out linen backing ourselves, therefore we do not guarantee the life of the workmanship or materials used for this process on any poster sold that has previously been linen backed.


Please notify us within 48 hours of receipt that you would like to return an item. We ask that you package your return with the same materials and care with which it was sent, once received a refund of the purchase price will be given.

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