Friday, July 8, 2016

Mock Squid Soup Film Society-My pick

I am sorry that I am not on the ball so this is a little late. I did re-watch the film and then forgot to post. Which film did I choose from the ever growing list?....

1. CARNIVAL OF SOULS-1962


Over at the Armchair Squid you can see what the other guys and gals have chosen for this months pick.  This was originally discussed by Jessica Marie and this is one horror film that I do love. If you are expecting amazing effects and a huge budget, this is not the film for you. This film was done on a shoestring and didn't do well when it first came out but is now considered a cult classic. Think Twilight Zone!

A young lady, with her friends ends up in a car accident, She comes out of the water and is attended to as she seems really out of it but, physically, unscathed. She accepts a job in another town as a church organist but is followed by a very creepy pasty guy who never says a word. On her way to the town, the bus drives by an old pavilion that she sees in the distance and she is strangely drawn to it. She finds a room  and starts going about her life but at times she seems out of sync with everyone else. She literally lands in the arms of a psychiatrist who wishes to help her.

Even though the film shows the roughness of a B movie, it is intelligent, well acted and right down creepy. The music really lends to the story and moves the story along. The pavilion is real but I doubt it is still in existence.

If you get a chance, and you like The Twilight Zone, then take a gander at this film.

25 comments:

  1. Cool choice. I thought about rewatching this one to review it, but wanted to try something new. This is a good film. This is the kind of scary I can handle and it's pretty creepy.

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    1. I'm with you about the fear factor. This is what I can handle

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  2. Too scary for this chicken. Bwak, bwak. But I will go read the synopsis at wikipedia to get the ending.

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    1. Hahahaaa...yes read about it and you will like the way it ends

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    2. Oooh, that's a great story. I figured out the ending a few sentences before it was given. If I were to come across the movie, I'd probably watch it and afterwards not be able to walk down the hallway without turning on the lights before me. I will not go looking for it though. Bwak, bwak.

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  3. My daughter was making her way through the Twilight Zone not long ago and enjoying it. This one might be good for her.

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    1. Yes it will be. I bet she will like it

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  4. Hi, Birgit!

    I heard about this movie when it first came out but never saw it. The clip you posted certainly does look creepy, like an episode of The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits or the Roald Dahl TV series I used to watch called Way Out. I looked at the cast list and don't recognize a single name.

    Thanks, dear friend BB, and have a safe and happy weekend!

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  5. I can't believe I've never seen this movie -- and I'm such a horror fan. Thanks for giving me the deets!

    Strangely, my blog's notifications refuse to notify me when you post. We used to exchange blog visits all the time, and it took me a while to realize I wasn't hearing from you anymore. Then I finally realized that you were commenting, but I wasn't aware of it because I usually return comments via email notifications my blog sends to me. Anyhow, I check now to make sure I don't miss you or any others (though it only seems to be refusing to notify me about you. Weird!)

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  6. Another one I haven't seen :) but not sure I would like to because of its creepiness. Sometimes B movies though can indeed be surprising!

    betty

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  7. I have left 3 comments now and I can't bear to do it again.

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  8. I've heard of it but never seen it. B movies really can surprise sometimes. Rarely watch much horror anymore, as I just find it meh.

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  9. I'm a big fan of the Twilight Zone so I'll be sure to check this out.

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  10. I don't watch horror movies so you can all keep this one and enjoy it.

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  11. I'm still torn between watching or not. Maybe when I'm with my friends next time. :P

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  12. I have not seen this but I am rather intrigued :)

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  13. I'm definitely a Twilight Zone fan, so I'd probably love this. Thanks, Brigit.

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  14. You have such a talent for these movie reviews! Thank you for this one which sounds quite interesting.

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  15. Yep, I've seen it, and "creepy" is the word for it!

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  16. Don't know about this one, and I'm not into creepy. (didn't like the Twilight Zone either...never saw many of those). Will wait til you get back to the musical or romance oldies...more my style!!! Have a good week. TFS & Hugs

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  17. I've never heard of this film, but I LOVE The Twilight Zone! I'll have to check it out.

    Thanks for sharing, Birgit!

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  18. Sorry I've missed a couple of your posts, Birgit. You constantly astonish me with your knowledge of movies. This is another one I don't know - but it sounds like a great film of its era.

    Susan at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  19. Sounds like one of those horror films that messes with your head. I love those. Adding this my list!

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