Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story (2007)

Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story


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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Jeffrey Schwarz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 21, 2011

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Critic Reviews for Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Will remind audiences that the genre can be fun first and important second...

Full Review… | October 3, 2010
Cinema Crazed

It's a portrait in contradiction, a man who finds success in gimmicks but so wants to be taken seriously.

Full Review… | October 19, 2009

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

Full Review… | April 24, 2008
OC Weekly

A long overdue and very entertaining documentary on one of Hollywood's most colorful salesmen.

Full Review… | February 4, 2008

Full Review… | February 5, 2008
Film Threat

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