Indiana Film Society Serves up Spirits of the Dead, A Free Event

The Indiana Film Society offers a spooky Halloween treat with their screening of Spirits of the Dead Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 pm. As usual admission to this Indianapolis event is free to all Indianapolis people. It takes place in the Lakin Auditorium of the Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center on 6701 Hoover Road.

Spirits of the Dead is a collection of three short films based on the fiction of Edgar Allen Poe. The first in the series, Metzengerstein directed by Roger Vadim, is the story of a young Countess who has inherited the entirety of her family’s vast fortune and leads a spoiled life of luxury. She falls in love with a Baron, but their family feud causes him to reject her. In a rage, she sets fire to his stable, where he dies in an attempt to save his favorite horse. The spooky tale continues as she becomes haunted by a mysterious stallion.

The second film in Spirits of the Dead is known as William Wilson and was directed by Louis Malle. This tale follows the life of a man haunted by an evil doppelganger of the same name. Eventually the tricks played on the good Wilson by the evil one lead to the protagonist’s demise and descent into insanity.

The last film is considered a lost masterpiece of the great Italian director Federico Fellini. Toby Dammit tells the story of an alcoholic Shakespearean actor who agrees to be paid for his work on stage with a Ferrari. But after he helping a mysterious little girl find her ball, Toby Dammit’s life (and death) will never be the same.


Share in these tales from the master of the macabre himself, Edgar Allen Poe, as you get in the mood for Halloween. Enjoy a little taste of something unusual in the Circle City as the Indiana Film Society presents classic films for free. This Indianapolis not for profit organization is offering up some solid Indianapolis art entertainment. Do not miss out on your chance to see these film classics.

For more information about the Time Capsule 1969 Film Series being present by the Indiana Film Society visit their website. There you can read all about Spirits of the Dead and other classic films. These chilling tales will add a little spice to your Fall experience.