Monday, February 7, 2011

William Castle: The Tingler!

After watching a video of a lecture by one of my creative role models John Waters, I was compelled to watch William Castle's The Tingler, made in 1959.  Its a movie about a parasite that lives in every human's spinal column that becomes bigger and stronger when a person experiences fear.  His movies were usually interactive and multi-sensory - at the screenings of the Tingler, the chairs would deliver an electric "tingle" to the viewers' spines, and in some movies he would provide scratch and sniff cards to the viewers, to be smelled at different points in the movie.

Next, I hope to watch Zotz, another William Castle movie about a coin with magical properties.

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