We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here

Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls

Herk Harvey (1962)

12 Certificate


Our Score
A young church organist finds herself in a strange limbo, haunted by spectral ghouls, in the creepy cult classic that director George A Romero credits as being his major inspiration for Night of the Living Dead. Representing the ultimate triumph of talent over budget, Herk Harvey's sole film as director is a crude but compelling chiller evoking a genuinely eerie, Val Lewton-style atmosphere. Harvey also plays the lead phantom pursuing the heroine, played by the excellent, if oddly named Candace Hilligoss. Wes Craven produced a remake in 1999, but it failed to shake the reputation of this legendary shocker.


A woman miraculously escapes death in a horrific car crash which claims the lives of her friends - but later finds herself haunted by strange visions and ghostly apparitions which draw her to a deserted carnival. Horror, starring Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger and Art Ellison.

Cast & Crew

Mary Henry Candace Hilligoss
The Man Herk Harvey
Landlady Frances Feist
John Linden Sidney Berger
Minister Art Ellison
Doctor Stan Levitt
Director Herk Harvey
see more

Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Tony Tensor Films Available on: Available on video and DVD


Have Your Say What did you think of Carnival of Souls?

view all comments (0)