EAC Films will present screenings of two cult classic 60s films to bookend the Halloween weekend. First will be Carnival of Souls (1962, PG), on Sunday, October 29 at 7 pm. Distributor Janus Films notes: “Made by industrial filmmakers on a modest budget, the eerily effective B-movie classic Carnival of Souls was intended to have “the look of a Bergman and the feel of a Cocteau”—and, with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score, it succeeds. Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece gained a cult following on late-night television and continues to inspire filmmakers today.”

Still from ‘Carnival of Souls’

Next will be a new 4K restoration of Night of the Living Dead (1968, NR), on Tuesday, October 31 at 7 pm. Janus Films notes: “Shot outside of Pittsburgh at a fraction of the cost of a Hollywood feature by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is one of the great stories of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of flesh-eating ghouls newly arisen from their graves, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-sixties America (literally) tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in the lead role.

Still from ‘Night of the Living Dead’

Admission for EAC Films screenings is $7. Attendees age 17 & under will be admitted free of charge to G, PG and PG-13 films, but must be accompanied by an adult. All seats will be $7 for R/NR films. 

EAC Films, in accordance with MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) guidelines, utilizes the movie ratings system. Specifically, those under the age of 17 will not be allowed to view R rated films without an accompanying parent or adult guardian (at least 21 years old). A summary of the ratings system is included here and specific ratings accompany each movie. For more details on ratings go to: www.filmratings.com or www.mpaa.org. These events have been supported by a Maine Community Foundation Community Building Grant.


Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by the State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines, revisiting our policy monthly. At this time, the use of masks in our building is optional.