Scarecrowber: Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls

USA | 1962 | 80 min. | Herk Harvey

Opens October 7, 2023


After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival. Presented in 4k.

October 16, 29 screening presented by Emalie Soderback.


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Saturday, October 7, 2023

Monday, October 16, 2023

Sunday, October 29, 2023

A drag-race gone wrong causes a car full of young women to careen off a bridge and plunge into the murky waters below. Mary, the sole survivor, emerges from the mud in a daze. What happens next is a series of nightmarish occurrences, ghoulish apparitions, haunting organ songs and abandoned pavilions casting an unsettling spell in black and white. Carnival of Souls slowly pulls us into an alternate realm, a strange land that only exists in the second before and the second after death. Directed by Herk Harvey, whose previous work was limited to a variety of educational shorts (check out 1977’s Halloween Safety on YouTube), together with writer John Clifford, weave a moody, disturbing tale of one woman’s journey through madness; twirling endlessly through pure vibes. For fans of Repulsion, "Twin Peaks," and abandoned dance halls.

Emalie Soderback

  • Director: Herk Harvey
  • Principal Cast: Candace Hilligoss, Sidney Berger
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1962
  • Running Time: 80 min.
  • Screenplay: John Clifford
  • Cinematographers: Maurice Prather
  • Editors: Dan Pamquist, Bill de Jarnette
  • Music: Gene Moore
  • Language: English