Carnival of Souls (1962)

Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Herk Harvey
Herk Harvey
Original TFD Introduction by Dana Hersey. "Carnival of Souls" is the story of a young woman who goes along for the ride when two hot-rodders hold a drag race and are forced off a bridge, plunging into the flooded river below. The sole survivor of the accident, Mary, accepts a job in a new town as a church organist where she is repeatedly troubled by visions of a nearby abandoned carnival and a smiling white-faced man with dark rimmed eyes. One of the most atmospherically eerie works of American horror cinema, the film garnered a significant cult following years after being released in 1962, and is essential for every horror collection. (BW)