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The Story Behind Carnival of Souls

At Big Ears 2019, Mercury Rev will offer a rare performance with its Clear Light Ensemble, an evolving coterie of musicians including Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley and the Bad Seeds’ Jim Sclavunos. They will improvise a live score to Carnival of Souls, a beautiful and captivating cult-horror favorite from 1962 that inspired David Lynch and presaged Night of the Living Dead. It’s part of the Criterion Collection; learn about the movie, including its fascinating use of setting and scenery, and watch the trailer for its Criterion edition. Don’t get too scared, though.

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Knoxville, TN · USA

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