Carnival of Souls (1962) USA
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Director:Herk Harvey
Writer:John Clifford
Date Added:2007-03-05
Purchased On:2007-05-03
Picture Format:Academy Ratio
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Features:Black & White
Herk Harvey  ...  (Director)
John Clifford  ...  (Writer)
T.C. Adams  ...  Dancing Zombie
Pamela Ballard  ...  Dress Sales Lady
Sidney Berger  ...  John Linden
Steve Boozer  ...  Chip, Man at Juke Box
Forbes Caldwell  ...  Carpenter in Organ Factory
Cari Conboy  ...  Lake Zombie
Art Ellison  ...  Minister
Frances Feist  ...  Mrs. Thomas, Landlady
Mary Ann Harris  ...  
Candace Hilligoss  ...  Mary Henry
Stan Levitt  ...  Dr. Samuels
Tom McGinnis  ...  Organ Factory Boss
Dan Palmquist  ...  Gas Station Attendant
Karen Pyles  ...  Dress Store Customer
Peter Schnitzler  ...  
Sharon Scoville  ...  
Larry Sneegas  ...  Drag Racer
Bill Sollner  ...  
Bill de Jarnette  ...  Mechanic
Summary: An ultra-cheap B-horror movie, filmed in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1962, with a really creepy Twilight Zone-style premise and some great shoestring atmosphere. Wandering into a small town after an auto accident, to begin her new job as a church organist, young Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) begins to pick up strange vibes: none of the normal people in town seem to be able to see her, and she keeps being accosted by freakish pasty-faced types who seem to be dead on their feet. The nightmarish finale benefits from its one-of-a-kind "found" setting, an empty amusement park rising like a ghostly castle from the prairie landscape. This is much less aggressive and violent film than George Romero's original Night of the Living Dead, but for sheer skin- crawling spookiness, it's in the same class. --David Chute --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.