Dead Ringers Episode 45: CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962) + MESSIAH OF EVIL

Nolan is joined by Paul Farrell and Philip Yount — as well as special guest Trevor Henderson — to discuss Herk Harvey’s Carnival Of Souls (1962) and Willard Huyck & Gloria Katz’s Messiah Of Evil (1973). The crew catch up on new discoveries, rewatches, and recent releases before being chased around an eerie, seaside town by a pack of ghouls.

Other movies/TV shows/video games discussed on this episode: Pumpkinhead (1988) (VOD), Evil Dead Trap (1988) (VOD), Satan’s Servant (2021) (VOD), 13 Ghosts (1960) (VOD), Alone (2020) (Hulu), Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning (2012) (Crackle), The Last Matinee (2020) (VOD), eXistenZ (1999) (Showtime), Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021) (Netflix), Candyman (2021) (VOD), Aliens: Fireteam Elite (2021) (Xbox, PlayStation, PC).

As will always be the case with this show, please be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. Carnival Of Souls is available to stream on HBO Max and Tubi and Messiah Of Evil is available to stream on Shudder and Paramount+. Both are also available to purchase on Blu-ray/ DVD (though Messiah Of Evil is nearly out of print, so grab your copy before they’re gone).

Download the episode here. (129 MB)

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Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode:

Trevor Henderson Illustration (Portfolio)

Knight Philtorias (Twitch)

A Hypnotic Horror: How the Original ‘Candyman’ Led Me Down the Path of Horror Movie Obsession by Paul Farrell (Bloody Disgusting)

‘X The Unknown’ Was One of Hammer’s More Interesting Tales of Disquieting Science [Hammer Factory] by Paul Farrell (Bloody Disgusting)

Hammer Pub Episode 33 – Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (podcast)

Hammer Pub Episode 34 – Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (podcast)

Hammer Pub Episode 35 – Twins of Evil (podcast)

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