• The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles is getting ready for October with a special September 29 screening of Herk Harvey’s low-budget horror classic Carnival of Souls, in a brand-new restoration from the original camera negative. It’s showing as part of the inaugural Film-to-Film Festival, which features selections from the Academy’s two-year initiative to preserve important films on celluloid while film stock is still available and strike new prints. Other movies in the series includes Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, Jack Hill’s Spider Baby, and a host of animated and documentary shorts. This will be the world premiere of the revitalized Carnival of Souls, which is one of the eeriest movies we’ve ever seen. Get a glimpse of some of its strange visions in the film’s original trailer, which promises viewers a traumatic experience and warns, “Positively no refunds!”

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  • By Craig J. Clark
    September 28, 2012
    08:42 AM

    I'm happy to see Spider Baby will be living on on celluloid for many years to come. There's a film unlike any other with that rare thing: a dignified latter-day performance by Lon Chaney, Jr.