5. “The Man” in Carnival Of Souls (1962)
Do you love 2010’s Insidious as much as we do? Well, have a look at the inspiration behind the makeup work on the ghouls populating the film’s third act Further madness.
In writer-director Herk Harvey’s low-budget cult classic Carnival Of Souls, the filmmaker plays “The Man,” and we’re not talking about the guy who holds us down in a negative way—Harvey’s Man is the ringleader of a crew of uncomfortably happy, ballroom dancing ghosts that plague a car accident survivor.
Carnival Of Souls, like Insidious 48 years later, is proof that the most effective supernatural creations don’t need to be so damn expensive.