Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls

Harvey’s background as an industrials director really helps here. Even at its weirdest this never feels like not an industrial. When she goes to consult a psychiatrist he talks to her about her problems with ghouls in the same tone you’d say “and so you see, from mattresses to cars, springs really do play an important role in our lives.” Only Hilligoss seems aware of what she’s stuck in, and even then only in flashes. The basement budget plays to Harvey’s strengths. When the ghouls are chasing Candace Hilligoss around Salt Lake City they feel urgent, like they need to take care of this before a cop comes in and tells them to move it along. These are real people and they look fucked up and they’re actually in the water.

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