ONE OF THE MOST CHILLING AND INFLUENTIAL CULT HORROR FILMS OF ALL TIME

A young woman 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 becomes haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion. Made by industrial filmmakers on a modest 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 through late-night television and continues to inspire filmmakers today.

BONUS FEATURES SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • 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
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by writer and programmer Kier-La Janisse
Certificate:
TBC
Actor:
Candace Hilligoss

Frances Feist

Sidney Berger
Director:
Herk Harvey
Region:
2
Number of Discs:
2
Main Language:
English
Run Time:
78 mins approx.
studio:
CRITERION COLLECTION
Theatrical Release Year:
1962

Carnival Of Souls (1962) - The Criterion Collection

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ONE OF THE MOST CHILLING AND INFLUENTIAL CULT HORROR FILMS OF ALL TIME

A young woman 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 becomes haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion. Made by industrial filmmakers on a modest 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 through late-night television and continues to inspire filmmakers today.

BONUS FEATURES SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • 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
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by writer and programmer Kier-La Janisse
Certificate:
TBC
Actor:
Candace Hilligoss

Frances Feist

Sidney Berger
Director:
Herk Harvey
Region:
2
Number of Discs:
2
Main Language:
English
Run Time:
78 mins approx.
studio:
CRITERION COLLECTION
Theatrical Release Year:
1962

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Creepy mystery classic

Another stellar release from the Criterion Collection. This time with Carnival of Souls. Another perfect example of this great label releasing some underrated film classics. This film is extremely creepy and eerie and a must watch for any fans of classic horror or classic films in general. This film and its awesome bonus features on this release are a great place to start for any horror fans looking to explore the genres history further.