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Today’s screening: Carnival of Souls August 5, 2009

Posted by alexfitch in Screening.

Electric Sheep Film Club: Carnival of Souls

For the fourth meeting of the all new Electric Sheep Film Club at the Prince Charles Cinema off Leicester Square, we’re proud to be showing:

Herk Harvey’s Carnival of Souls (1962)

Still from Carnival of Souls by Herk Harvey

Still from Carnival of Souls by Herk Harvey

This seminal atmospheric horror film influenced such masters of fright and strangeness as George A Romero and David Lynch. After surviving a car crash that left her friends dead, Mary Henry is beset by nightmarish visions involving a menacing ghost and becomes increasingly isolated from her community. As daily life is gradually contaminated by the otherworldly, the film takes on the texture of a horrific dream, fluid and eerie, rich, dark, deep and infinitely memorable.

The film will be followed by an informal discussion with Electric Sheep writers in the bar.
Price: £5/£3.50 Prince Charles members
Certificate 15
Dir: Herk Harvey, USA 1962

Wednesday 5th August, 8pm, Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2
More info at www.princecharlescinema.com and www.electricsheepmagazine.com/events

IMDb page for Carnival of Souls
Wikipedia entry on Herk Harvey

For info on the latest issue of Electric Sheep magazine, please click here


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