Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls

Carnival of Souls (also billed as Wes Craven Presents Carnival of Souls) is a 1998 American horror film, a remake of Herk Harvey's 1962 horror film of the same name, although it has very little in common with the story of the original. It stars Bobbie Phillips and comedian Larry Miller, and was directed by Adam Grossman and Ian Kessner. It was executive produced by Wes Craven. The film received generally negative reviews.


Although this film is a remake of 1962's Carnival of Souls, it bears little resemblance to the original aside from the ending. This film centers on Alex Grant (Bobbie Phillips) who witnesses a carnival clown named Louis Seagram (Larry Miller) raping and murdering her mother on January 24, 1977. Twenty years later, Seagram returns after being released from prison and attacks Alex in her car. She drives the car into the river, and as she struggles back to shore she has hallucinations of Seagram and the same carnival where she met him. Alex is then drawn into a ghoulish game of cat and mouse with Seagram at the carnival.

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    director Adam Grossman
    editor David Handman
    genre horror
    keywords bobbie phillips cat and mouse end river
    musicBy Twice as Much
    producer Lisa Harrison
    productionCompany Trimark Pictures
    theme rape