Carnival of Souls 1962

Critics score:
84 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: There isn't very much here to sustain interest. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: It depends on crisp black-and-white photography, atmosphere and surprisingly effective acting. Read more

Time Out: The mesmerising power of the carnival and dance-hall sequences far outweighs the corniness of the awkward intimate scenes. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Occasionally a feature film emerges from the midwest, although this is the first ever out of Lawrence, Kans, where a group of commercial film pros veered off into a try at producing theatrical entertainment. Read more

Joe Brown, Washington Post: Carnival of Souls works well enough as chill-up-the-spine cinema. Read more