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Carnival of Souls ()


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A young girl witnesses the brutal rape and murder of her mother by a circus clown and begins to have nightmares when the carnival comes back to town when she is an adult.

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Alex Grant
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Sandra Grant
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Louis Seagram
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Michael
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Sid
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Officer Soby
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Henry (as Brendan Thomas Dillion)
Anna K. McKown ...
Elaine (as Anna Kristen McKown)
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Young Alex
Tiffanie Ann Taylor ...
Young Sandra
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Photographer
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Candyman (as Robert A. LaSardo)
Mark Paskell ...
Clown
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Mrs. Meltzer
Andrew Craig ...
Worker
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Dr. Goldfine
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Receptionist
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Cop
Sidney Berger ...
Cop
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Boyfriend
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Carnival Demon with Cane (uncredited)
Seth Bailey ...
Hobo Clown (uncredited)
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Bar Patron at Table (uncredited)
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Headless demon (uncredited)

Directed by

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Adam Grossman

Written by

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John Clifford ... (story "Carnival of Souls")
 
Adam Grossman ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Mark Amin ... executive producer
Sean C. Barnes ... associate producer
Wes Craven ... executive producer
Phillip B. Goldfine ... co-producer
Lisa Harrison ... producer
Anthony Hickox ... co-executive producer
Michael L. Meltzer ... producer
Robert Lansing Parker ... line producer (as Lansing Parker)
Peter Soby Jr. ... producer

Music by

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Andrew Rose

Cinematography by

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Christopher Baffa

Film Editing by

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David Handman

Casting By

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Betsy Fels

Production Design by

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Aaron Osborne

Art Direction by

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Erin Cochran

Set Decoration by

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Chris Davis
Christine Davis ... (as Chris Davis)

Costume Design by

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Michele Michel

Makeup Department

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Lori Ann Baker ... key hair stylist (as Lori Baker)
Susan Reiner ... key makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kern Horriwitz ... second assistant director
Ian Kessner ... director: reshoots
Gabriel Kramer ... first assistant director: second unit
Jodi Lowry ... second second assistant director
Maria Perez ... first assistant director
Sarah Valentine ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Christopher Cookson ... set dresser
Fred D'Amico ... set dresser
Sam Dean ... propmaker
Kevin Farrell ... illustrator / storyboard artist
Russ Herpich ... sculptor
Steve Krynicki ... scenic artist
Angela O'Neill ... property master
Steve Salazar ... carpenter

Sound Department

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Bryan Du Toit ... boom operator (as Bryan Dutoit)
David Hakim ... sound editor
Jason G. Maltz ... sound
Peggy McAffee ... sound designer / sound effects
Carey Milbradt ... sound editor
Kerri Wilson ... supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Mike Bartak ... special effects technician
Norman Cabrera ... special effects makeup
Earl Ellis ... special effects makeup
Bart Mixon ... special effects makeup (as Bart J. Mixon)
James Rohland ... special effects makeup
David Waine ... special effects coordinator
Chris Walkowiak ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Vicki Galloway-Weimer ... visual effects producer: CafeFX (as Vicki Galloway Weimer)
David Fred Masselink ... optical effects line-up
Tommy Williamson ... visual effects supervisor (as Tom Williamson)
Christopher Dusendschon ... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited)

Stunts

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Kurt Bryant ... stunt coordinator
Thomas Dewier ... additional stunts (as Tom Dewier) / stunt coordinator
Maria R. Kelly ... stunt double: Alex
Mark Orrison ... additional stunts
José Ignacio Álvarez ... stunt double: Louis

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ayesa Adams ... camera loader
Saeed Adyani ... still photographer
Etienne Andlau ... director of photography: second unit
Star Barry ... electrician
Michael P. Catanzarite ... key grip
D.R. Curtis ... electrician
Pat Flynn ... best boy grip
Daniel H. Goldstein ... electrician
Michael Karasick ... gaffer (as Mike Karasick)
Vince Palomino ... key grip
Jason Popieniuck ... best boy electric
Gregory White ... first assistant camera

Casting Department

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Allyn Weeks ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lis Bothwell ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Kimberly Lynn ... location manager

Music Department

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Joel C. High ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Richard Rollison ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Brian Berkenfeld ... unit publicist
Deborah Ann Henderson ... production manager: Trimark
Heather Kwiecinski ... production coordinator
Maeve Mannion ... production accountant
Brian McMillan ... head animal trainer
Curtis A. Miller ... assistant production coordinator
Susan E. Walter ... production assistant
Kimberly Weeks ... script supervisor: second unit
Cathy Ziehl ... assistant coordinator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The eleven year-old girl Alex Grant witnesses her mother being raped and killed at home by the carnival clown Louis Seagram. Many years later, Alex works with her younger sister Sandra Grant in the Mermaid Inn that was owned by their mother. Out of the blue, Alex is attacked by Louis that was hidden in the backseat of her car on the day of the anniversary of the death of her mother. She struggles with Louis and drives her car into the sea to protect her sister. Then she swims back to the shore on the area of a carnival. From this moment on, Alex has nightmares and daydreams with Louis. What is happening with Alex? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • Wes Craven's Carnival of Souls (Germany)
  • El carnaval de las almas (Spain)
  • La fira de les ànimes (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Kuolleiden karnevaali (Finland)
  • O naos tou tromou (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 90 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Shot in 1997, not released until 1998. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in On the Wings of a Dove (2005). See more »
Quotes Alex Grant: I've been seeing things, things that can't be real.
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