Cast: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison, Stan Levitt
Running Time: 78 mins.
Carnival of Souls has a look and feel decidedly different than that of any horror movie of its time. Concerning itself with a woman caught in a spiritual netherworld between life and death, Carnival of Souls has a cool, slightly forbidding tone and a desolate beauty in its visual style that stands apart from most B-horror pics of the period. Director Herk Harvey's years in industrial filmmaking certainly served him well while making Carnival of Souls, which looks surprisingly glossy and distinctive given its shoestring budget. Carnival of Souls is that rare cult movie that truly deserves its reputation.