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KU to screen cult classic horror film shot on campus

Wed, 10/30/2013

Contact

Ursula Rothrock
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
785-864-8118

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies will host a screening of Herk Harvey’s cult classic film “Carnival of Souls.”

The film will be screened on Friday, Nov. 1, with doors opening at 7 p.m. at Oldfather Studios, 1621 W. Ninth St. Tickets are $10 at the door, cash or check only. For more event information, contact Sarah Sahin at sarahsahin@ku.edu or 785-864-2657.

The cult classic was filmed in part at Oldfather Studios when the building was the soundstage of the film studio Centron Corp. The building, opened in 1955, was commissioned by KU alumni Russell Mosser and Art Wolf, founders of Centron, which was a leading industrial and educational film studio.

Harvey worked for Centron and filmed most of the interior shots in what is now Oldfather Studios. This event offers the unique experience of viewing a cult classic film in the place it was filmed.

The film follows a church organist who is haunted after a terrible accident. Strange events lead Mary, the organist, to a deserted pavilion that once hosted a carnival where the frights only continue.

Proceeds from the screening will benefit the Department of Film and Media Studies. The department is one of four in the School of the Arts. As part of the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of the Arts offers collaboration between the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, international and interdisciplinary studies.



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