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    Unique ID Code: 0000185906
    Added by: Stuart McLean
    Added on: 5/10/2017 18:06
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    Carnival of Souls

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    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 78 Mins
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    Content Type: Movie

    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.

    Special Features:
    •Selected-scene audio commentary featuring director Herk Harvey and screenwriter John Clifford
    •New interview with comedian and writer Dana Gould
    •New video essay by film critic David Cairns
    •The Movie That Wouldn’t Die!, a documentary on the 1989 reunion of the film’s cast and crew
    •The Carnival Tour, a 2000 update on the film’s locations
    •Excerpts from movies made by the Centron Corporation, an industrial film company based in Lawrence, Kansas, that once employed Harvey and Clifford
    •Deleted scenes
    •Outtakes, accompanied by Gene Moore’s organ score
    •History of the Saltair Resort in Salt Lake City, where key scenes in the film were shot
    •PLUS: An essay by writer and programmer Kier-La Janisse

    Video Tracks:
    1.37:1 Black and White

    Audio Tracks:
    Uncompressed Mono (English)

    Directed By:
    Herk Harvey

    Written By:

    Candace Hilligoss
    Frances Feist
    Sidney Berger
    Art Ellison
    Herk Harvey

    Soundtrack By:
    Gene Moore

    Director of Photography:
    Maurice Prather

    Dan Palmquist and Bill de Jarnette

    Production Designer:
    Larry Sneegas

    Herk Harvey


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