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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New documentary on William Castle

William Castle was one of the great innovators (and promoters) of mid-20th century Hollywood... the man who brought you joy buzzers beneath theater seats (in 'The Tingler'), skeletons flying above audiences (an effect he dubbed Emergo), and interactivity (a fake vote in 'Mr. Sardonicus.')

Now there's a documentary about Castle called 'Spine Tingler,' and I can't wait to see it. It played recently at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, where it won the audience award for best documentary.

Here's the trailer:

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