Retroist Podcast – Episode 178 – Carnival of Souls

On this episode of the show, I start off by talking about how my entire family discovered the film Carnival of Souls together. Then I talk about the making of this horror classic, the people in front of and behind the camera, the locations, the music, “the remake” and much much more.

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3 thoughts on “Retroist Podcast – Episode 178 – Carnival of Souls

  1. Johnny Tenspeed says:

    About ten years ago I was in Great Bend, KS visiting my in-laws when we found out there was going to be a showing of Carnival of Souls followed by a Q&A with some of the crew that afternoon. Naturally, we dropped whatever it was we were doing and headed to the theater. While I don’t remember anything particularly interesting coming up during the Q&A, seeing the movie on the big screen in a classic small town theater was definitely an experience to cherish.

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    This surprisingly creepy movie played on First Choice in the 80s (The Movie Network’s canadian version of cable movie-only fare).
    Taped it, then watched it over and over again as this horror gem disguised as a low-grade B flick worked its way into my horror-fan brain.

    As you mentioned in the podcast, the music is sublimely terrifying as it weaves between church pastoral slipping into the foreboding reaches of Hell.

    One of the best Criterion outputs, proof that this great company has the best taste in exquisite cinema.

    I hope many people wander into this one after listening to the show.

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