Season 1, Episode 3
Carnival of Souls (1962)
|Carnival of Souls (1962)|
|Rating: 7.1/10 (18,274 votes)
Director: Herk Harvey
Writer: John Clifford (written)
Stars: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison
Runtime: 78 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Released: 02 Nov 1962
|Plot: After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.|
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This week’s discussion is about the classic and influential Carnival Of Souls (1962). Created on a budget of around $32,000, this psychological horror film written by John Clifford and directed by Herk Harvey (Centron Corporation) uses atmosphere, cinemetography, and location to convey the nightmare the lead actress (Candace Hilligoss) is living in. Listen now and find out why this movie is so beloved, influential, and a true cult classic.
Topics include: watching this movie in black and white vs color, how it came to be filmed at the Saltair, the lack of success at the time of release and it’s surprise success in the 80s, horror movie hosts, the organ music, Ketchum’s “sensible” pump organ, breaking social conventions, a feeling of not belonging, we hand out awards, Ketchum shares the history of the Saltair and ends the episode with a ghost story!
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