Carnival Of Souls

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(out of 5)


Made on a shoestring budget in Lawrence, Kansas, this terrifying film shows how much you can do with so little.   is deliciously campy as the sole survivor of a car crash who emerges from the scene of the accident without a single injury on her. She decides to leave her life in the tiny town behind and finds a job playing a church organ in a nearby hamlet. There she encounters a nosy landlady and an overly eager potential boyfriend, all the while she is constantly being hounded by a ghastly vision of a terrifying madman () who keeps appearing everywhere she goes. Despite its obvious low-budget origins, this film is unforgettably creepy, and the more it revels in its cheesiness the more fun you’ll have being scared by it.


Harcourt Productions

USA, 1962

Directed by

Story by Herk Harvey, Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by Herk Harvey

Music by

Film Editing by , ,

The Criterion Collection

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