This Day in Halloween: Cult classic "Carnival of Souls" premieres in Lawrence, Kansas in 1962. / Illustration by Scarlett Kirn
Carnival of Souls premieres in Lawrence, Kansas in 1962. The eerie low-budget horror movie of a woman pursued by the dead stars Candace Hilligoss and is written and directed by Herk Harvey, and eventually became an influential cult classic. Harvey, a career industrial filmmaker working in Lawrence, shot his only feature film there and in Salt Lake City.