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Any old movies like this one?




Just curious if there are any old movies dating from the 30's-60 like Carnival of Souls that deserve the same recognition. Does anybody have any suggestions?





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Yep, try this 'The Last Man On Earth', heres a link where it can legally be streamed or downloaded :)

http://emol.org/movies/lastmanonearth/index.html

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Freaks (1932)
The Haunting (1963?)
The Creature from the Haunted Sea

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THE GOLEM

THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI

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If you like this, i'd imagine you'd like Rosemary's Baby

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Go for "Night Tide" starring Dennis Hopper. It shares many similar elements, both thematic and visual.

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Freaks, The Haunting and Caligari were all well funded movies by famous directors. If you want ultra low budget with little known directors that manage to be worth watching then "Night Tide" is a good choice. Poetic with just the right amount of chill. Not many others like that in the US.

There were some quality low-budget British horror movies make in the 50s/60s.

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Repulsion!
Check it out, the psychological horror in it is identical to Carnival.

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THE UNINVITED (1944)

Much more romantic and professionally made, but still VERY CREEPY...

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"The Innocence" and "The Woman in Black" both have a similar creepmosphere.

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try Vampyr!!

(it was just released on DVD by Criterion in a two disc set)

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Loved Carnival of Souls.
The Uninvited is another scary one, though in a different way.

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I never noticed that, but now that you mention it. Repulsion is one of my favorite movies. I think that COS also had a big influence of George Romero.

Normal Is A Myth.
http://www.preventchildabuse.org/help/reach_out.shtml

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Repulsion!

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There's something wrong with Esther.

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"Horror Hotel" (1960)...with Christopher Lee. Very atmospheric...like Carnival of Souls. And just as creepy. Another one, though not as good as COS is "I Bury the Living" (1958).

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Try "The Seventh Victim" -- a Val Lewton-produced movie from the 40s. Very creepy and unsettling.

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Or I Walked with a Zombie from the same.

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I Walked With A Zombie is wonderful, very much like Carnival of Souls.

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Night Of The Living Dead.
Spider Baby
Carl Dreyer's Vampyr (one of the most atmospheric films I've ever seen)

Normal Is A Myth.
http://www.preventchildabuse.org/help/reach_out.shtml

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One movie that never got the kudos it deserved due to poor DVD releases and even worse original prints was this old Edward G. Robinson movie called The Red House. Brilliant no-budget moviemaking! You're more than likely find it in the discount bins at the supermarket, but I got my copy in a 100-movie Mystery and Suspense pack I picked up from Amazon.
Another one you might want to check out is Orson Welles' adaptation of Kafka's The Trial. Luckily, that's gotten a proper remastered release, so it'll be easier to find. Lots of shadows and mysteries with no answers.
Hope you enjoy!

"But, hey, that's me, I could be wrong."

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Two words: Hammer Horror.

You may have to hunt through some rubbish but for my money they made some of the best creepy, low-budget psych horror films ever!

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The Red House is indeed brilliant. One of my favorites.

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OMG...just FINALLy found and saw this and yes, it is fantabulous! Thanks!!

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