A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant, with only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor standing in her way.
Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around in a car with two friends. When challenged to a drag, the women accept, but are forced off of a bridge. It appears that all are drowned, until Mary, quite some time later, amazingly emerges from the river. After recovering, Mary accepts a job in a new town as a church organist, only to be dogged by a mysterious phantom figure that seems to reside in an old run-down pavilion. It is here that Mary must confront the personal demons of her spiritual insouciance.Written by
Rick Gregory <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The films opening credits fade in and out, scattered across the footage of the flowing river. See more »
In 2004, Legend Films presented a digitally remastered high definition version of the film that was colorized. This DVD release also features audio commentary by comic Michael J. Nelson. The audio commentary is available on both versions of the film. See more »
This low budget (and I do mean LOW budget) horror classic is worth a look. You should be able to rent it (I did). It's very stark, the sound and film quality aren't the best. Don't expect Lord Olivier acting or slow-motion spirits. If it wasn't made so long ago, I would have suspected it was made with a camcorder.
It's a very different kind of movie, eerie in different ways than most. It's really "out there". It's not a dialog driven movie, but it gets the message across loud and clear. I would recommend NOT watching it on a stormy night, alone in an empty house. You'll have the lights on the rest of the night.
It's very difficult to rate "Carnival of Souls". I gave it a 9 out of 10, but that's me. Don't expect alot and be entertained (and scared). Expect too much and you may be disappointed. I've often run into people who rate movies by appearance or in comparison to state of the art today, instead of a film's own worth in it's own day....
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