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.

Authors
By
Published
Comments
Comments 4

Movies are a form of entertainment that we all enjoy. We go to the theaters to watch them or watch them at home when they come out on DVD or streaming. Sometimes, it feels like forever since you first hear a movie is getting made until you get to fill your face with popcorn in front of it. Other times it doesn't just feel like it -- it does take forever, or close enough. Show business is a slow, lumbering beast, not nearly as fast-paced as some of the flics it regularly spews. Movie production is a long, involved process that takes up a number of years -- and occasionally, that amount just happens to be "an awful lot."

Making a movie is no easy feat. It takes a lot of time, money, and effort to bring a movie to the big screen. Sometimes, movies take so long to get made that by the time they finally come out, they've been forgotten about. Here are a few movies that took a long time to get made but were worth the wait.

Released in 2019 The Safdie brothers wrote the first draft of UNCUT GEMS in 2009, but needed to make a bigger name for themselves to be able to tackle the project. Eventually, Adam Sandler took the lead part (which he had initially turned down), and the movie came out after 10 years.

Source: Screen Daily

Released in 1999 Stanley Kubrick bought the rights to Arthur Schnitzler's Dream Story in 1968. Then he sat on the story for three decades until he finally EYES adapted it into WIDE SHUT.

Source: Time

Join the Cracked Movie Club

Expand your movie and TV brain--get the weekly Cracked Movie Club newsletter!

Tags

Forgot Password?