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Alienation and Disconnection Explored in a Horror Film.

Film director Herk Harvey and script writer John Clifford. Their 1962 low-budget horror film, "Carnival of Souls," has just been re-released. The film was shown only sporadically at the time of its completion, mostly to drive-ins and as half of a double feature throughout the Southeast. But in the years since, it has attracted a steady and loyal following, largely because of its occasional appearance on late-night TV. Master horror film director George Romero has said that "Carnival of Souls" was the inspiration for his "Night of the Living Dead." Harvey and Clifford, who haven't released a feature film since "Carnival of Souls," make promotional films for industry.

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Other segments from the episode on August 31, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 31, 1989: Interview with James Trefil; Interview with Herk Harvey and John Clifford; Interview with Peter Rainer.

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