Hi, this is Deb, reporting to you from my bedroom. My girlfriends and I have decided to throw a themed slumber party. Can you guess the theme? Well, it’s going to be an undead slumber party to celebrate the release of two classic Cinema Insomnia episodes featuring Carnival of Souls and Night of the Living Dead.
Carnival of Souls is one of the best low-budget horror films ever made, it’s a hit with horror hosts and monster kids alike. Just like the ghastly ghouls are waiting to punch Candace Hilligoss’s dance card – an all-out ratings war erupts when Mr. Lobo and “rival” horror hosts Francois Fly (of Fly-By-Night Theater) and Lady Skank’nstein (of Horror House of Lady Skank’nstein) all decide to show it on the same night! But no matter who wins, the viewers are in for a treat with this spooky cult classic.
While Carnival of Souls inspired auteurs like David Lynch, George Romero’s 1968 sleeper hit, Night of the Living Dead, set the standard for the modern zombie film. Both movies were shot in black and white and establish a looming, haunting application of chiaroscuro.
Night of the Living Dead is the original low-budget Halloween horror classic about raging brain-eaters from beyond the grave. This episode is full of popcorn moments and a feisty interview with the most successful and sexy horror hostess of all time, Cassandra Peterson – AKA Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
Join the fun, purchase these two episodes and have your own undead slumber party. My only warning is there could be retro humor that could trigger a response in your funny bone.