Carnival of Souls

Aug 31
Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!

Herk Harvey - 1962 - 78m - ALL SEATS $10

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A young woman (Candace Hilligoss) in a small Kansas town survives a drag race accident, then agrees to take a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she is haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion. Made by industrial filmmakers on a small budget, the eerily effective B-movie classic Carnival of Souls was intended to have “the look of a Bergman and the feel of a Cocteau”—and, with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score, it succeeds. Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece gained a cult following on late-night television and continues to inspire filmmakers today.

"A bold film that plays like a perfect nightmare for everyone who's used to standard structures in genre cinema. Still scary after decades." - Federico Furzan, Cinelipsis

"It depends on crisp black-and-white photography, atmosphere and surprisingly effective acting." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"One of those unique horror movies where the low budget, gritty footage and rough performances combine to create not only an unsettling atmosphere of dread but also a study of existential angst in the face of unimaginable horror." - Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing

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