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A Nos Amours: Carnival of Souls

15 Nov 2012

A Nos Amours presents a 35mm low budget zombie horror delight, with a delirious organ score by Gene Moore and unforgettable monochrome images from cinematographer Maurice Prather. Lynchian before Lynch, Romeroesque before Romero.

Herk Harvey was a director and producer of industrial and educational films working for for the Centron Corporation in Kansas, who specialised in films about venereal disease. He took a career break to make this his first and only feature film. He cast Strasberg trained Candace Hilligoss in the lead, and shot Carnival of Souls in three weeks on location in Lawrence and Salt Lake City. Carnival of Souls is a horror film, but a horror film unlike any other; it is an auteur film by another name.

The film is introduced by Roger Clarke to celebrate the publication by Penguin Books of his A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof.

www.anosamours.co.uk

Dir. Herk Harvey, USA, 1962, 91 mins, 35mm

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