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The film that inspired NOTLD,
This review is from: Carnival Of Souls  [DVD] (DVD)
This film was rediscovered in the 80's and featured on the BBC series "Videodrome". Without wanting to spoil the plot I'll just say that it's a genuinely creepy story that directly inspired George Romero's 1968 Night of the Living Dead. The plot focuses on Candace Hillgoss as a beautiful but cold church organist (Who is actually non-religious and just plays for money).In the opening scenes we see that she is the only girl to survive when a car filled with her and some friends careers off a bridge. She makes it to shore. From then on she is disturbed by stange nightmares and visions centering on a long abandoned funfair and it's pale inhabitants. That's all the plot I'm going to give away. If you love strange films then I cannot urge you enough to buy this one. As in the original Night of the Living Dead (and for that matter Psycho) the black and white photography only adds to the surrealism and detracts nothing from the plot or the genuine sense of unease that unfolds as the film plays.
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Initial post: 14 Jan 2013 19:47:18 GMT
Cj Flowerday says:
mistake it was MOVIEDROME on BBC2 NOT VIDEODROME when CARNIVAL OF SOULS was shown in 1986.
In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2013 15:01:40 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 May 2013 15:01:52 BDT
For gods sake ... how petty and pedantic can some people get?
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