Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story (2007)
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Critic Reviews for Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story
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Will remind audiences that the genre can be fun first and important second...
It's a portrait in contradiction, a man who finds success in gimmicks but so wants to be taken seriously.
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
Audience Reviews for Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story
I was introduced to Castle with the classic shocker "The Tingler", a movie about a parasite that dwells in us all and is responsible for the sensation of fear that creeps up your spine. The genius of Castle was taking such schlock films and then adding a gimmick to make the cinema experience unique. Wit The Tingler he installed vibrating chairs in the cinema to jolt the audience at the right moment.. and that was just one example. This documentary gives more on the man and his method and raises the profile of a once infamous mind.
Wow, this is an incredible fast-paced documentary. It?s basically one of those docs that you get in the special features of a DVD?the usual talking heads (Leonard Maltin, John Landis, Jon Waters), a couple seconds of footage from each important film, and lots of computer graphics to slick things up a bit. The information is interesting, if anecdotal, and makes you want to seek out more of his films (Homicidal and Shanks, esepcially), so, mission accomplished in that regard. I don?t think I?ve ever seen someone?s life story told this quickly.
Excellent, entertaining documentary about one of the most interesting and unique filmmakers in film history.