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SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

What Price Gory? A Salute to My Favorite Horror Ham ------ Part 2 Tingling Sensation!

50 years ago today...this was shocking you!

The release of House on Haunted Hill in the first half of 1959 was followed later that same year by another William Castle classic, The Tingler, which also starred Vincent Price.

According to the movie's scientific premise, the tingler is a parasitic creature inhabiting the human spine.

Extreme fear makes the cute little critter grow into a powerful organism that can attack and kill the host.

Here comes the good part. The only way to destroy the tingler is with loud and continuous screaming. (I must have been playing hooky the day that was covered in health class.)

Print campaigns and theatrical trailers for The Tingler claimed that this latest Castle caper was filmed in Percepto.

The special effects challenged among us should not confuse this academy award winning technical achievement (a joy buzzer under a seat) with Emergo ...the groundbreaking cinematic technique introduced in House on Haunted Hill (a fake skeleton on a wire).



It's shocking but true! To add more tingle during the screening of The Tingler...

...Castle equipped several theater seats with large joy buzzers that were activated during a scene in which the tingler runs amok in a movie theater.



50 years of gimmicks...
50 years of fun...
thanks to innovative spook movie director William Castle!








House
on
Haunted
Hill...











...and on the same bill
its blood curdling, side splitting terror twin...









The
Tingler...












...and for half a century my favorite thriller...








Vincent
Price...












They just don't make 'em like that anymore.

Have a Shady Halloween!

Now there are nine. There’ll be more...many more.
They're coming for me now.....
and then they'll come for you!


SCREAM! SCREAM FOR YOUR LIVES! SCREAM!!!!!

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