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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There's a certain level of disbelief we're willing to suspend when watching movies and television shows. We'll readily accept a T-Rex eating a lawyer off of a crapper in a theme park that contains real life dinosaurs. We'll buy a wrinkled purple alien having the ability to kill half of the universe with a single finger snap. We'll even accept Kevin James as a potential love interest for a very attractive woman. 

But whenever a character finds the best parking spot for whatever caper they're trying to do, we're quick yell “FAKE!” at the top of our lungs at the screen, then politely get asked to leave by the usher at the movie theater. Listen, if you live Los Angeles, you know how much luck is require to find a street parking within less than a block away from your destination.

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