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Thank you Fearnet. In all my studies, I never came across anything that suggested the original Carnival of Souls was such an accomplishment. Of course, I knew enough that I was surprised the Carnival of Souls was Wes Craven joint. It seemed to me it was older. Indeed, the original Carnival of Souls came out in 1962.
What I like best about horror is how the intensity of experience afforded horror opens the door to great accomplishment by untrained and underfunded film makers. Without overstating my case, Carnival of Souls is one of those times that a person with virtually no training and no money created a reasonably good if not great horror film.
It runs very much like a Twilight Zone episode, but it maintains interest and a hypnotic quality that makes one vulnerable to its startling moments, marginal acting and all. It really is a pretty good little film. I look forward to watching the remake.