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Weekend Discussion Thread: Castle-like Gimmicks

Alert regular Kenneth suggests:

William Castle is well-remembered for the gimmicks he put together for his movies, like the Punishment Poll for “Mr. Sardonicus” and Percepto for “The Tingler.” What Castle-style gimmicks would you suggest for a MSTed movie? One exception: “The Screaming Skull” already has one, with the “free coffin” offer.

For “Batwoman,” how about some actors dressed as the main characters chasing each other around as the characters do?

What would your gimmick be?

Keep those WDT ideas coming!

52 Replies to “Weekend Discussion Thread: Castle-like Gimmicks”

  1. EAG46
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    For “The Thing That Couldn’t Die”: A giant Trade Rat’s Nest where people pick out free prizes, like watches or jewelry or small amounts of cash. “Gideon Drew” could wander through the theater insulting people’s blood. William Castle made “viral” marketing before there was even “viral” marketing, if you think about it.

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  2. mando3b
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    EAG46:
    For “The Thing That Couldn’t Die”: A giant Trade Rat’s Nest where people pick out free prizes, like watches or jewelry or small amounts of cash. “Gideon Drew” could wander through the theater insulting people’s blood. William Castle made “viral” marketing before there was even “viral” marketing, if you think about it.

    There could be three treasure (excuse me, “trayzhure”) chests in the lobby and you have to pick one; if the scabby head of Gideon Drew is in it, you win!

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