Carnival of Souls (1962)

  • Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Supernatural
  • 1h 18m
  • 1962

A young woman (Candace Hilligoss) in a small Kansas town survives a drag race accident, then agrees to take a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she is haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion.

Made by industrial filmmakers on a small budget, the eerily effective B-movie classic Carnival of Souls was intended to have “the look of a Bergman and the feel of a Cocteau”—and, with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score, it succeeds. Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece gained a cult following on late-night television and continues to inspire filmmakers today.

Director

Herk Harvey

Producer

Herk Harvey

Screenwriter

Herk Harvey

Screenwriter

John Clifford

Music

Gene Moore

Cinematographer

Maurice Prather

Film Editor

Bill de Jarnette

Film Editor

Dan Palmquist

Language(s)

English

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