A Nos Amours presents a 35mm low budget zombie horror delight, with a delirious organ score by Gene Moore and unforgettable monochrome images from cinematographer Maurice Prather. Lynchian before Lynch, Romeroesque before Romero.
He cast Strasberg, trained Candace Hilligoss in the lead, and shot Carnival of Souls in three weeks on location in Lawrence and Salt Lake City. Carnival of Souls is a horror film, but a horror film unlike any other; it is an auteur film by another name.
This is the short film I directed for A Nos Amours' special screening of Carnival of Souls at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London. The film was introduced by Roger Clarke to celebrate the publication by Penguin Books of his A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof.