Michael Stewart
May 19, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Carnival of Souls

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
91 minutes
performer
Candace Hilligoss, Sidney Berger
director
Herk Harvey
distributor
Harcourt Productions
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Horror

We gave it an A-

Media saturation has ended the era of the cult classic, so it’s a pleasure to revisit one of the best of the old breed in this two-disc Criterion Collection edition of Carnival of Souls. This artful, low-budget thriller about a woman pursued by ghoulish apparitions is presented in both the theatrical and director’s cuts, along with more than two hours of supplementary materials. An excellent digital transfer ensures that the eerie organ score and stark black-and-white photography retain their power to shock. A-

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