So, technically, the Halloween horror marathon I mentioned got an early start yesterday. After hitting up Schaake’s Pumpkin Patch Saturday afternoon, we adjourned to the Nuthouse Annex for chili, pie, Sloppy Joe turnovers, cupcakes, pop, and candy. Yes, we are all in our thirties, and yet, occasionally, we eat like we’re teenagers. Anyhow, being as how we got some pumpkins, and everything was all Halloween-y at the Annex, we had to watch a Halloween movie. Thanks to TCM on Demand, we chose the classic Carnival of Souls.
Carnival of Souls is a perfect movie for anyone who lives in Lawrence. The wife and I live four blocks away from the home that served as the boarding house where Mary Henry lived, and many of the locations are in our happy little college town. The film is, definitively, one of the most surreal horror films out there, and one can see how much George Romero took from it for Night of the Living Dead six years later.