Carnival of Souls is one of those movies that was only appreciated years after its release. It was the magnum opus of Herk Harvey, who co-wrote, produced, co-starred, and directed this, his only feature film, after performing in educational and industrial shorts produced by Centron Corporation of Lawrence KS.
The film is about a young woman who emerges miraculously after a car accident then moves to Utah, where she is drawn to an abandoned carnival pavilion while being stalked by a ghoulish figure. It went largely unnoticed by critics upon its initial release but is now a Halloween staple. IMDb voters in particular really like it, which is why it’s in the Internet Archive Top 100.