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A face appears in the night. Amid the darkness emerge two sunken-in eyes surrounded by pale white skin.  It’s hard to tell whether the ghastly expression is that of someone living or dead.  This face initially appears to Mary while driving to her new job in Salt Lake City as she passes the Saltair Pavilion.  It’s a simple and yet creepy face that repeatedly haunts the main heroine of Carnival of Souls throughout the duration of the movie and will no doubt leave a lasting impression on the viewer as well.

Carnival of Souls, a mostly forgotten film from 1962, stands as the only feature film directed by Herk Harvey. The film’s original intention was to have the “the look of Bergman” and the “feel of Cocteau” that would eventually appeal to arthouse filmgoers.  After a long and frustrating battle between Harvey and the distributors, Carnival was eventually »

- Michael Haffner

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