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Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007)


Directed by Jeffrey Schwarz
80 minutes, USA
Non-Fiction

Description:

Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story chronicles the last great American showman, filmmaker William Castle, a master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks. In the 1950s and 60s, Castle treated delighted moviegoers to buzzing seats, flying skeletons, luminescent ghosts and life insurance policies. His is a rags to riches tale of a larger than life showman who climbed his way up the Hollywood ladder by reinventing himself as a modern P.T. Barnum, all the while driven by a fear of failure and a longing to be respected among his peers.

Awards (n=0):


FESTIVAL HISTORY: n=10

  1. Atlantic Film Festival (2008)
     
  2. Calgary Underground Film Festival (2008)
     
  3. Eerie Horror Film Festival (2008)
     
  4. Fantastic Fest (2008)
     
  5. Florida Film Festival (2008)
     
  6. Full Frame (2008)
     
  7. Jackson Hole Film Festival (2008)
     
  8. Sarasota Film Festival (2008)
     
  9. Slamdance Film Festival (2008)
     
  10. Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival (2008)
     

PEER FILMS: n=34
(films that share at least 3 festivals)

  1. At the Death House Door (4 festivals)
  2. Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (4 festivals)
  3. Song Sung Blue (4 festivals)
  4. Spider (4 festivals)
  5. Teat Beat of Sex (4 festivals)
  6. American Teen (3 festivals)
  7. Aquarium (3 festivals)
  8. City of Cranes (3 festivals)
  9. Fantaisie in Bubblewrap (3 festivals)
  10. I Love Sarah Jane (3 festivals)
  11. I Think We're Alone Now (3 festivals)
  12. If A Body Meet A Body (3 festivals)
  13. Intimidad (3 festivals)
  14. Karaoke Show (3 festivals)
  15. kids + money (3 festivals)
  16. La Corona (3 festivals)
  17. Madame Tutli-Putli (3 festivals)
  18. Man on Wire (3 festivals)
  19. my olympic summer (3 festivals)
  20. Outsource (3 festivals)
  21. Salim Baba (3 festivals)
  22. Small Avalanches (3 festivals)
  23. The Black List (3 festivals)
  24. The Cake Eaters (3 festivals)
  25. The Flyboys (3 festivals)
  26. The Heist (3 festivals)
  27. The Ladies (3 festivals)
  28. The Outhouse (3 festivals)
  29. The Project (3 festivals)
  30. The Windfisherman (3 festivals)
  31. Woodpecker (3 festivals)
  32. XXY (3 festivals)
  33. You Better Watch Out (3 festivals)
  34. Young @ Heart (3 festivals)