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Carnival of Souls (1962)  link to Carnival of Souls on IMDb

Number: 578

cover Carnival of Souls

IMDB Rating: star star star star star star star star star star

Country: USA, 78 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Horror, Mystery

Director: Herk Harvey

Cast: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison, Stan Levitt

Medium: Original DVD

Plot Outline:
Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece gained a cult following through late night television and has been bootlegged for years. Made by industrial filmmakers on a modest budget, Carnival of Souls was intended to have the “look of a Bergman” and “feel of a Cocteau,” and succeeds with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score. Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) survives a drag race in a rural Kansas town, then takes a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she becomes haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her to an abandoned lakeside pavilion. Criterion is proud to present the ultimate special edition of this eerily effective B-movie classic that continues to inspire filmmakers a mysterious phantom figure that seems to reside in an old run-down pavilion. It is here that Mary must confront the personal demons of her spiritual insouciance.

Contains both the Original Theatrical Version ang the Extended Directors Cut.

Comments: Criterion Collection;UPC715515010221;;Criterion Collection - Spine #63;

Loaned: No

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