Director Peter Strickland is at Curzon Soho to introduce personal favourite Carnival of Souls, an inspiration for his new feature In Fabric. The film will be presented in presented in 35mm print. See the director Q&A for In Fabric at 6.15pm on 7 July: more info.
An absolute one-off cult classic, Carnival of Souls has been an inspiration for filmmakers for its combination of unsettling horror and the uncannily surreal. The only film by industrial filmmaker Herk Harvey, shot on a modest budget with the intention of having “the look of a Bergman and the feel of a Cocteau”, the end result is something that lingers eerily in the mind.