Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007)

Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007) movie poster

director Jeffrey Schwarz
viewed: 10/31/2014

William Castle.  Awesome dude.

This is a good, laudatory and loving documentary about the many, the movies, and his gimmicks.  John Waters is almost giddy recalling his love for Castle and his flicks, being that he was more or less the prime age for his films at the time they were flying fast and furious in the late 1950’s- early 1960’s.

It’s funny, but growing up the only one of his films I ever managed to catch was the one considered his best, 1959’s The Tingler.  And though I kind of knew about the gimmicks, I liked that movie just plain straight up.

The documentary features his daughter, recounting not only his movies and career but his childhood, rise in career, and his family life.  He seems like a super cool guy.

I’ve watched a number of his films myself, but still far from all of them, even the ones from his heyday.  All I can say is he’s great.

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