Carnival Of Souls

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Carnival of Souls


English   Country: USA   Year: 1962

Carnival of Souls


Herk Harvey


Candace Hilligoss; Sydney Berger




A group of teenagers goes off of a idge while drag racing. All are apparently killed, but a young woman miraculously survives. She is then drawn by a shadowy figure to a spooky carnival. Black & White.


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(Average=4.75 out of 5; Total Number=8)

Best For Those On A Budget (rating=5)

The video transfer on this Alpha Video release is surprisingly good. This film is essential to your film collection and if you are on a budget this is the one to get. No bells and whistles, but you can't beat it for under $8.

Sinister Stuff (rating=5)

Fantastic, if you are looking for a spooky film to watch with selected gothic company non come more highly recomened than this.
Your spine will tingle from reckless opening to mind bending climax.
This film is beatifully atmospheric filled with church organ music that would make La,Vey proud.
Open some wine and allow youself to descend into sunny madness.

George Romero&Sam Raimi Meet Alfred Hitchcock. (rating=4)

I've bought 6 movies in the past few weeks: Carnival of Souls, Night of the Living Dead, The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring, Island of the Dead, Evil Dead II,&Dreamcatcher&this is my favorite, second only to LOTR.
Candace Hilligoss is excellent&why she never became better known is beyond me. She is a far, far better actress than 90% of the rest of the actors&actresses from her era. She's not bad looking either. She only made one other movie - Curse of the Living Corpse. Someone please find me Curse of the Living Corpse I've got to see this woman again.
Carnival of Souls is a link between the horror movies of the 1930s&the 1970-80s. George Romero (Night of the living Dead)&Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead series) owe this movie a hugh debt in my opinion. There's also a scene very similar (to me anyway) to one in LOTR when Frodo&Sam are making their way thru the swamp with Gollem&Frodo looks into the water. This isn't Halloween or Nightmare on Elm Street (in my opinion it's much better than either of these) but it is a very good suspenseful, semi-scary movie. 4 stars.