Carnival of Souls82mins1962Cult Classics
Frances FeistSidney BergerCandace Hilligoss
One of the most atmospherically eerie works of American horror cinema, CARNIVAL OF SOULS is a B-movie cult classic that continues to inspire directors today. Herk Harvey's macabre masterpiece is the story of a young woman who goes along for the ride when some small-town Kansas hot-rodders hold a drag race and are forced off a bridge, plunging into the flooded river below. The sole survivor of the accident, Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) relocates to Salt Lake City - where she is repeatedly troubled by a bizarre apparition that beckons her to an abandoned lakeside pavilion. Made by industrial filmmakers on a modest budget, the film 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.
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