THEATER 1 Fri, Oct 6 8:30 PM
THEATER 2 Tue, Oct 10 6:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1962
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Herk Harvey
Cast:Candace Hilligoss
Sidney Berger
Frances Feist
Art Ellison
Stan Levitt
Screenwriter:John Clifford


Now considered a B-movie classic about the sole survivor of a fatal car accident who begins seeing visions of a demonic character which draw her to the deserted carnival on the outskirts of town, Harvey’s CARNIVAL OF SOULS went relatively unnoticed after its inauspicious premiere in Lawrence, Kansas, where it was largely filmed. After nearly a decade successfully directing educational short films (with titles like WHY STUDY HOME ECONOMICS?) Harvey shot CARNIVAL OF SOULS in three weeks and on a shoe-string budget, saving time and money employing many of the camera techniques he had learned at his day job. A truly independent production, Harvey funded the film with $500 investments from Kansas businessmen, used mirrors to achieve special effects he couldn't afford, and collaborated with a local organist on the score. Later gaining a cult following, Harvey’s solo feature is a macabre masterpiece, which George Romero and David Lynch have credited as an influence.