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Carnival of Souls

Nicked off an old Twilight Zone episode which in turn was nicked off old twisty chestnut An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (as are 90{30e2395aaf6397fd02d2c79d91a1fe7cbb73158454674890018aee9c53a0cb96} of films with ‘you’ll never get it!!!’ twists these days), and with a load of stock zombies bunged in, you’d expect this creaky old US horror to be a washout in no uncertain terms, but it’s saved from being AN Other ’60s Yank shocker by an odd scene in which Stock Frightened Lady has a nightmarish episode in which she can neither hear nor communicate with anyone in a shop.

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  1. Matt Patton

    March 15, 2010 at 3:02 am

    The plot is thrice-borrowed and the acting is iffy, but this is one of the most beautifully filmed horror films I’ve ever seen. The director, Herk Harvey, spent the rest of his professional life making educational films in Lawrence, Kansas, where part of the film was shot.

  2. Clio

    August 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    The word is Seminal.

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