The B-Movie Gimmick From The '60s (That We Want Back)

We’ve discussed William Castle here at Cracked, the all-time king of horror movie gimmicks. And among all his contrivances to get butts in theater seats to watch B-grade schlock, there's a particularly clever one used in one of his ‘best’ movies, Homicidal.

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At first, everything was coming up tree-shimmying puppies, iron babies and tickle rats, but they you were all like, "Nope. We need a shrieking peek into the abyss as a palate cleanser."

6 Dog Breeds With Secret Superpowers

Teddy Roosevelt hunted with Catahoula leopard dogs, an amazing species that can climb trees and fight wild hogs and, most impressively, keep up with Teddy Roosevelt.

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"Out of necessity, these dogs became incredibly versatile, developing not only the aforementioned tree climbing ability but also webbed feet for swimming and extremely high intelligence."

"Good Morning America had a lot of time on their hands and actually checked out buttons in a number of cities, only finding one functional one."

7 Times Being Totally Cheap Resulted In Movie Magic

When Monty Python And The Holy Grail didn't have money for horses, they replaced them with a completely Monty Python solution -- which was characteristically crazy and fantastic.

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"Python's spiritual grandparents, the comedy team behind The Goon Show, not only used the gag of coconuts for horse sounds in their programs, but they also made fun of the device, just like we see in Holy Grail."

7 Artists Whose Work Will Give You Nightmares

Zdzislaw Beksinski's style of obscured identity in the form of bandaged, bleeding faces, missing faces, and the nightmare kindling that is torn doll faces, is part of a new school called "Uncontrollable Shrieking."

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"And yet ... his work's kind of nice, in a way. Like, sure, here comes Baalmarqatziz, the anti-god whose face is a black hole, but the point of view is the man on the street's. Relax, bro. We will have a voice in the fires of his endlessly burning reign."

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