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.


Herk Harvey


Herk Harvey


Herk Harvey


John Clifford


Gene Moore


Maurice Prather

Film Editor

Bill de Jarnette

Film Editor

Dan Palmquist




United States

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