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Carnival of Souls


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  • Actors: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison, Stan Levitt
  • Directors: Herk Harvey
  • Writers: Herk Harvey, John Clifford
  • Producers: Herk Harvey
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, DVD-Video, Special Edition, NTSC
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Criterion
  • Release Date: Oct. 1 2002
  • Run Time: 78 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1559409002
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,034 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Moodywoody TOP 500 REVIEWER on Dec 1 2011
Format: DVD
Carnival of Souls is a perfect example of how a film can be brilliant and entertaining without a big budget. Originally made for just $33,000 in 1962, you would never guess viewing this film that it was a low budget independent film. The creative energy of those that made this film is rather startling. The director, the screenwriter, musical score writer, and the actors all did a fantastic job in creating a film akin to catching lightning in a bottle. There is something uniquely special about this film that is difficult to describe.

However, I would suggest that there are four primary reasons:

1. The musical score of this film is absolutely fabulous, and adds a huge factor to the eeriness of the film. Written by Gene Moore, the sound score is wonderful. A professional presentation it there ever was one, it could hold up with any big budget film sound score. The use of the organ music conveying the different moods of the film is exceptional.

2. The screenplay by John Clifford is simply above average for a horror film. Centred around the main character of Mary, the film brings in the viewer to experience with Mary the foreboding terror that awaits her.

3. The actress who plays Mary, Candace Hilligoss, is a professionally trained actress with talent and ability. The film needed an actress with ability to carry this film, otherwise it would have failed. A beautiful woman, Hilligoss does a great job of conveying the disorientation and confusion of her character. It is one of those curiosities in film history that she never did any other movies of note after this film.

4. Finally, the director and visionary of this remarkable film, Herk Harvey.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clob Lane on Nov. 8 2003
Format: DVD
I am reviewing this item not for the feature (as I already reviewed this excellent film a while back), I am reviewing the Criterion Special Edition DVD, which is a two-disc set packed and
loaded with tones of special features. The first disc contains the original theatrical version which director Herk Harvey edited some sequences and scenes out. The first disc also contains a really neat look back on the film in a 1989 documentary "The Movie That Wouldn't Die". There is also a very neat extra of 45 minutes of rare outtakes seen for the first time, and accompanied by the eerie organ music of Gene Moore. Some rare songs not heard in the original movie are here for your scary enjoyment. There is also a theatrical trailer feature.
A very interesting look back on the locations for Carnival of Souls is included, and it talks about the history of the Saltair Resort, which has a very magnificent history and was used for the carnival location, this is an illustrated history.
On the second disc, there is a director's cut of the film, including some scenes not even shown on the VHS "director's cut" editions. One scene that is most notably absent from the original
is the scene where the priest talks to the church carpenter about how strange Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) is. This disc also contains a selected audio commentary by screenwriter John Clifford and the late Herk Harvey. Some excerpts of films made by the Centron Corporation. As well as an essay on the history of Centron. Some printed interviews with film illustrations are featured here as well.
This DVD-set is the best DVD-set I've ever seen. The image quality of the black and white transfer is unbelievably clear, and is the best image transfer I've ever seen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Sept. 21 2003
Format: DVD
I was hesitant to purchase this film, since I have seen so many flawed, tainted versions of it and been enthralled by the content and yet disappointed by the quality of the presentation. In the end, I found myself trusting the reputation of the Criterion Collection and purchased "Carnival Of Souls", finding it to be one of the finest DVDs I have ever purchased. The price of this DVD is worthy of the film, looking spectacular, crisp, clear, and utterly haunting. I wonder now how Herk Harvey (Director) didn't end up changing the film industry by his methods of film-making. This Criterion Collection version of "Carnival Of Souls" is well worth the price. I can't wait to view it once more!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shake on July 20 2003
Format: DVD
Candace Hilligoss is beautiful but creepy, the music is creepy, the photography is creepy, the story is creepy and the directing is creepy. One of the all time great horror classics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tom Servo on July 8 2003
Format: DVD
This is one you must watch alone in the dark! It's really scary then. Yes you could watch it with a bunch of buds and make fun of it, but when everyone is gone and nobody is around to hold onto, this movie will move in with it's intense atmosphere and shocking conclusion. Definately a must buy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arthur's Viewpoint on July 6 2003
Format: DVD
First saw this movie on tv late one night about 25 years ago. Made an indelible and lasting impression on me. The acting and direction etc. were pretty average but somehow it didn't seem to matter. It was the way the story unfolded that left the mark. Probably best seen without knowing the plot but I will still be getting this one because, in its own way, it is memorable. Along with Julie Harris in the "The Haunting" and Deborah Kerr in "The Innocents" this film has always held a special place in movies that have really physically unsettled me while I was watching them. Definitely dark room, very late, by yourself, viewing. :)
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