Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls

I’d put off watching the widely regarded cult classic Carnival of Souls for years. No reason. Just never got to it. Finally, this week, I decided it was time. I had purposefully avoided learning much about it, so I could just soak it in on my first viewing.

And that I did.

Its got some weird quirks to it, like super laughable moments and silly ideas about introversion or anyone who doesn’t do exactly as you’d expect them. And women. Because of this, I ended up loving the heroine and hating everyone around her. But the story itself is solid with a satisfying and original concept.

Lots could be said in this space about it. But as someone who loves old movies, especially indie or low budget ones that shoot on location, this was fun. This movie was filmed on location in Kansas and Utah. Nothing like seeing these old towns and cities come alive.

If you haven’t watched it yet, I recommend it. It’s fun.

And for the agent of the lead actress who dropped her after watching the movie, I hope they lived long enough to see it become a classic and loved by many.

#carnivalofsouls #movies

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Published by Nathan Weaver

Storyteller across many mediums. Actor, author, filmmaker, lyricist, and wannabe comedian.

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