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  1. subtonal's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

  2. Fernanvision's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

  3. lesminho's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

  4. Ryan Christopher Coleman's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

    what an absolutely stunning film. i'm so bummed to find out it's Herk Harvey's only feature. I wish he could have had a Rowlands / Cassavetes relationship with Candace Hilligoss - there's something powerful coursing through this film. a thought i had while watching - i cant think of another film from the era / before where you get so much footage of a woman simply existing, on her own. maybe Wanda? but even thats '70

  5. dionysus67's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

    The occasionally monolithic acting does not detract from the many merits of this horror film, which seems more like a display of a non-conformist woman against all sorts of conventions in a demonic universe of lost souls of the US collective unconscious. Added to this subtext, the stunning camerawork -mainly in some great high-angle shots- and the genuine, but never self-serving, eerie atmosphere are memorable.

  6. Ark V's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

    Certainly not what I was expecting in terms of cult horror. It is however a gently beautiful study of small town life and a playful cinematic experience.

  7. Alvaro Cermeño's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

    Not perfect but is a masterclass in the genre. David Lynch Lear from this. This even has some Hitchcock vibes tho.

  8. Joelske's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

  9. Chearth's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

  10. Kuja's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

    I almost spoiled the mechanics of the narrative. but I can say that it is the first movie that plays a sort of language-game on the relationship between death and life

  11. Hélène Musc's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

  12. Pantso-for-the-win's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

    nothing less than cult perfection

  13. guillermo's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

    A glimpse inside a psychotic episode. This is probably how madness might feel from the inside of a troubled mind, a talented one.

  14. Traum Baum's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

    A Twilight Zone episode stretched to feature length. Rather limp.

  15. Sin título.'s rating of the film Carnival of Souls

  16. Henri de Corinth's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

    Rewatch, as the 'shopping' sequence in this forms part of the DNA of Strickland's In Fabric. Still works....gets so much mileage out of the eerie heartland landscape.

  17. natalieb's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

    a true serie B movie. you have to be up for. i wasn't.

  18. Louis Léonard's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

  19. James Mackin's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

    Really creepy, and a phenomenal soundtrack complementing that feeling. The actors aren't terrific, but boy oh boy, those ghouls sure do shine.

  20. Ozu_Teapot's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

  21. EdieEmm's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

    The rhythm of it is familiar, hypnotic, like a Twilight Zone episode or a campfire story. Almost didn't matter what the details were; just being swept up with it was satisfying. Brilliant locations, with images and edits that reminded me of Clouzot's L'Enfer. Plus, a detailed statement on the fate of the woman who dares not conform to gendered social roles, if you want it. 3.25

  22. Draughtsman Without Contract's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

    "My dear, you can't live in isolation from the human race, you know." For a B movie this film packs in the references and harbingers: European art house stylings, particularly hints of Antonioni and even Bergman; an outsider narrative of 50s and 60s social realism and a macabre off kilter version of everyday small town settings that is now a commonplace. The roundelay dance of the souls is also a sight to behold.

  23. armyofbirds's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

  24. filmwaverly's rating of the film Carnival of Souls

    "The world is so different in the daylight. In the dark, your fantasies get so out of hand. But in the daylight everything falls back into place again."

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