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|title = Carnival of Souls (1962)}}
 
 
<p style="line-height:19.1875px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">'''''Carnival of Souls''''' is a 1962 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_film independent] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horror_film horror film] starring [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candace_Hilligoss Candace Hilligoss]. Produced and directed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herk_Harvey Herk Harvey] for an estimated $33,000, the film did not gain widespread attention when originally released, as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B_film B film]; today, however, it is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_classic cult classic]. Set to an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organ_(music) organ] score by Gene Moore, ''Carnival of Souls'' relies more on atmosphere than on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_effects special effects] to create a mood of unease and foreboding. The film has a large [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_following cult following] and is occasionally screened at film and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween Halloween] festivals. It has been cited as an important influence on the films of both [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lynch David Lynch] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Romero George A. Romero].</p>
 
<p style="line-height:19.1875px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">'''''Carnival of Souls''''' is a 1962 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_film independent] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horror_film horror film] starring [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candace_Hilligoss Candace Hilligoss]. Produced and directed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herk_Harvey Herk Harvey] for an estimated $33,000, the film did not gain widespread attention when originally released, as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B_film B film]; today, however, it is a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_classic cult classic]. Set to an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organ_(music) organ] score by Gene Moore, ''Carnival of Souls'' relies more on atmosphere than on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_effects special effects] to create a mood of unease and foreboding. The film has a large [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_following cult following] and is occasionally screened at film and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween Halloween] festivals. It has been cited as an important influence on the films of both [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lynch David Lynch] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Romero George A. Romero].</p>
   
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<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.1875px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">Mary then drives to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah Utah], where she has been hired as a church organist. Odd things happen along the way. At one point, she can get nothing on her car radio but strange organ music. She passes a large, abandoned pavilion sitting all by itself on the shores of the Great Salt Lake. It seems to beckon to her in the twilight. Shortly thereafter, while speeding along a deserted stretch of road, a ghoulish, pasty-faced figure (The Man, played by director Herk Harvey) replaces her reflection in the passenger window and stares at her. When The Man suddenly appears in front of her, she swerves off the road. At a gas station, the attendant tells her the pavilion was first a bathhouse, then a dance hall, and finally a carnival before shutting down.</p>
 
<p style="margin-top:0.4em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:19.1875px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">Mary then drives to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah Utah], where she has been hired as a church organist. Odd things happen along the way. At one point, she can get nothing on her car radio but strange organ music. She passes a large, abandoned pavilion sitting all by itself on the shores of the Great Salt Lake. It seems to beckon to her in the twilight. Shortly thereafter, while speeding along a deserted stretch of road, a ghoulish, pasty-faced figure (The Man, played by director Herk Harvey) replaces her reflection in the passenger window and stares at her. When The Man suddenly appears in front of her, she swerves off the road. At a gas station, the attendant tells her the pavilion was first a bathhouse, then a dance hall, and finally a carnival before shutting down.</p>
 
   
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:COS_04.JPG][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:COS_04.JPG]The Man appears in the car window.<p style="line-height:19.1875px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">In town, Mary rents a room from Mrs. Thomas; John Linden, the only other lodger, wants to become better acquainted with the blonde newcomer, but she is not interested. That night, she becomes upset when she sees The Man downstairs in the large house and retreats to her room. Mrs. Thomas, who kindly brings her some food, says she did not pass anyone.</p>
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:COS_04.JPG][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:COS_04.JPG]The Man appears in the car window.<p style="line-height:19.1875px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:sans-serif;">In town, Mary rents a room from Mrs. Thomas; John Linden, the only other lodger, wants to become better acquainted with the blonde newcomer, but she is not interested. That night, she becomes upset when she sees The Man downstairs in the large house and retreats to her room. Mrs. Thomas, who kindly brings her some food, says she did not pass anyone.</p>
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