Carnival of Souls

Directed By: Herk Harvey Starring: Candace Hilligoss

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Hi you horror lover: I saw this movie a long time ago..it's black and white..(unless they change it.) and it can still kick Ass!!, The movie is entirely of this woman, who arrives at this town, and start's a new life there..she get's a job at a church, playing the organ.. The problem is that she feels she is being watch..all the time. then she start's seeing dead looking people who are always trying to grab her and take her away. One day she meets this nice good looking guy, who also moved into the apt. building she stays..and they go to this Carnival, (that is closed, and looks eerie). All of a sudden there are those dead looking people trying to drag her into the ocean..she starts acting strange herself..and the good looking guy is wondering what the hell is wrong with her. Anyway, this movie has spunk..action, dead looking zombie like people. a must see movie.. And I'm still waiting for a Re-make, because this movie, if it was re-done would do really well!! gloriagirl.

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It's an old movie, But it still scary!!

by gloriagirl on 5/2/2005

Hi you horror lover: I saw this movie a long time ago..it's black and white..(unless they change it.) and it can still kick Ass!!, The movie is entirely of this woman, who arrives at this town, and start's a new life there..she get's a job at a church, playing the organ.. The problem is that she feels she is being watch..all the time. then she start's seeing dead looking people who are always trying to grab her and take her away. One day she meets this nice good looking guy, who also moved into the apt. building she stays..and they go to this Carnival, (that is closed, and looks eerie). All of a sudden there are those dead looking people trying to drag her into the ocean..she starts acting strange herself..and the good looking guy is wondering what the hell is wrong with her. Anyway, this movie has spunk..action, dead looking zombie like people. a must see movie.. And I'm still waiting for a Re-make, because this movie, if it was re-done would do really well!! gloriagirl. Read More

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Does color add to the movie?

by Matt Wilk on 5/20/2005

Purists of this outstanding, cult classic movie, may be divided over the addition to color of this wonderfully macabre thriller. Not much for shock value, but truly a classic horror movie. The acting is sublime and powerful, and the local cast offers some wonderful, memorable performance. Check out the land lady, for example. I had the pleasure of meeting Miss Hildgoss at a movie expo in 2000 and she is a wonderful person who shared a lot of insight. If you have not viewed, buy this - you will not be disappointed Read More

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Product Overview

Take a ride with young church organist mary henry as she encounters a world where the difference between the living and the dead is impossible to discern. Each step plunges her deeper into the nightmareof the carnival of souls. Restored and in color for the first time.

Specifications

Studio Hart Sharp Video
SKU 40709154
UPC 829567020524
UPC 14 00829567020524
Format DVD
Release Date 9/16/2008
Rating NR
Keywords
Afterlife
Cult Film
Ghosts
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Made in 1962 on an extremely low budget, Herk Harvey's classic CARNIVAL OF SOULS has become legendary for its ability to create a tensely creepy atmosphere with virtually no special effects. A young woman (Candace Hilligoss) is involved in a car crash when her car falls off a bridge while drag racing with some friends. After she pulls herself from the river, she moves to a new town to take a job as a church organist. Meanwhile, a distinctly eerie and hollow-faced man seems to be following her wherever she goes, while an abandoned lakeside amusement park beckons her with an almost gravitational pull. The effective organ score enhances the film to great effect, as do the bleak landscapes of Utah's salt flats.
Plot Summary
Summary The first feature from Harvey, who had previously made industrial and promotional films for the Centron Corporation in Lawrence, Kansas, CARNIVAL OF SOULS developed a cultlike following despite being rarely screened for nearly thirty years. The TWILIGHT ZONE-esque tale of a woman who is in a car crash, only to find herself being pursued by spirits, the film's strength is its ability to sustain a very disturbing atmosphere with little more than some makeup, an eerie organ score and spare black-and-white photography. Harvey achieved his stated mission: for the film to have the "look of a Bergman" and the "feel of a Cocteau."
Reviews
New York Times "...Cult horror....Carries an eerie chill..."| 07/19/1989 p.C14
Los Angeles Times "...A genuinely creepy movie....In its own quietly lurid way, CARNIVAL OF SOULS is a sophisticated piece of character psychology..." 04/20/1990 p.F6
USA Today "...This black-belt cult item feels a lot like a vintage Twilight Zone episode..." 05/19/1990 p.3D
Directors
Herk Harvey
Actors
Candace Hilligoss
Cast & Crew
Herk Harvey - Star
Frances Feist - Star
Sidney Berger - Star
Candace Hilligoss - Star
Bill de Jarnette - Editor
Maurice Prather - Director of Photography
Dan Palmquist - Editor
Gene Moore - Composer
John Clifford - Screenwriter
Herk Harvey - Producer
Herk Harvey - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1962
Catalog ID 2052
UPC 00829567020524
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 78 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced

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Does color add to the movie? by Matt Wilk on May 20, 2005


It's an old movie, But it still scary!! by gloriagirl on May 02, 2005

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