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John Waters and The Tingler

John Waters and The Tingler

“THE FONDEST MOVIEGOING MEMORY OF MY YOUTH!
THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE!”
– John Waters

Years ago John Waters wrote an article called, “Whatever Happened to Showmanship.”  With his kind words he gave me relevance.  His article is part of his novel “Crackpot” and I am honored that he loved my pictures. Here are a few of his kind words.

“Without a doubt the greatest showman of our time was William Castle. King of the Gimmicks, William Castle was my idol. His films made me want to make films.  I’m even jealous of his work.  In fact, I wish I were William Castle.

What’s the matter with film buffs these days? How could they be so slow in elevating this ultimate eccentric director-producer to cult status? …William Castle was the best.  William Castle was God.”

He got the whole thing started.  Now the Film Forum is doing another retrospective.  And it all began with John.

(1959) “The Tingler is in the theater!” Get ready to “Scream — scream for your lives!” when Vincent Price’s fear experiments unleash that centipede-like thing right onto the spinal cords of our terrified audience. Experience PERCEPTO! in the world’s only venue where you can experience it! Plus the original blood-splattered color sequence and the screen’s very first acid trip, experienced via The Film Forum’s own patent-pending PSYCHEDELORAMA!!!] At The Film Forum in New York City!
1:00, 2:50, 4:40, 8:15, 10:05

Thank you Film Forum for continuing my legacy.

Here’s what others are saying about my films and their gimmicks.

“Don’t panic if you feel a slight tremor emanating from downtown Manhattan… it’s just Film Forum having some fun!”
– V.A. Musetto, New York Post

“A spine-chilling horror hoot! Especially for those lucky enough to plotz down in one of the buzzing seats!”
– Michael Musto, The Village Voice

“Thrill-seekers needn’t venture out to Coney Island’s Cyclone for a good scream.
As Film Forum regulars know, The Tingler does the job nicely. It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for adventurous movie-goers!”
– New York Post

“Every culture has its annual summer rituals. In New York, downtowners celebrate the cult of William Castle, America’s most endearingly sleazy director.
Film Forum has long been the one venue in the U.S. technologically advanced enough to present Percepto as it was meant to be experienced.”
–Dave Kehr

“Everyone just went crazy… It was cinema mayhem! Castle’s masterpiece.”

“A hell of a ride! The dialogue is surprisingly sharp… Everyone’s obviously having a good time, and the mood becomes infectious.
A brilliant piece of fully committed absurdity.”
– The Onion AV Club

“See if you don’t get a chilly vibe of suburban disquiet that slouches toward Blue Velvet (not to mention toward Cronenbergian body dread).”
– Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice

GUARANTEE: THE TINGLER WILL BREAK LOOSE AT FILM FORUM THIS WEEKEND!

It is amazing to me what people are saying about “The Tingler.” This weekend is going to be so much fun.
I’m going to get all dressed up, buy a big bag of popcorn and scream, scream for my life…or death.

WC

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