Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story
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Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story
Over the course of a Hollywood career that spanned five decades, William Castle directed dozens of movies and earned a reputation as a clever hand with a low-budget thriller, but the movies he made aren't always as well remembered as the way he sold them to the public. During the Fifties and Sixties, Castle was one of Hollywood's greatest and most shameless showmen, and he achieved some of his greatest box office successes with movies promoted with outlandish gimmicks. Castle's reign as the King of Gimmicks began with 1958's Macabre, in which he gave each member of the audience… More

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"Will remind audiences that the genre can be fun first and important second..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A long overdue and very entertaining documentary on one of Hollywood's most colorful salesmen."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"It's a portrait in contradiction, a man who finds success in gimmicks but so wants to be taken seriously."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"Gone are the days when you could rig a movie theater's seats with electric buzzers to simulate a monster attack...but you can relive them via this exuberant tribute"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, OC Weekly
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