- Jun 2014
- Cleveland, Ohio
When "The Tingler" was released in 1959, I was six and my Irish Twin was seven. My brother claims he recalls seeing this movie at the theater:No, I don't think I saw any of them in theaters, but that film was creepy enough on TV!
Producer William Castle went all out to assure this film's success. He hired randim women to scream at tense moments in the movies, wired a few seats in the theater to give the occupant a little electric shock, had a nurse standing by in the lobby AND made movie goers sign a release saying they accepted the risk the film would scare them to death.
William Castle at Columbia
It was not just a movie! It was more like a real life haunted house, in which kids watched a movie. My brother is still an addict, LOL.