Carnival of Souls  

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Carnival of Souls is a horror film released in 1962 that derives its eeriness from a combinaton of music, sounds and silence.

Production history

Produced and directed by Herk Harvey for an estimated $33,000, the movie never gained widespread public attention when it was originally released as it was intended as a B film and today, remains obscure. Set to an organ score by Gene Moore, Carnival of Souls relies more on atmosphere than on special effects to create its mood of horror. The film has a cult following and occasionally has screenings at local film and Halloween festivals.

Herk Harvey was a Lawrence, Kansas-based director and producer of industrial and educational films . While vacationing in Salt Lake City, he developed the idea for the movie after driving past the abandoned Saltair Pavilion. Hiring an unknown actress, Lee Strasberg-trained Candace Hilligoss, and otherwise employing mostly local talent, he shot Carnival of Souls in three weeks, on location in Lawrence and Salt Lake City.

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