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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Actions matter more than words and this is especially true in Hollywood films. Many of the most iconic scenes in cinema have unfolded without the utterance of a single word.

Whatever keeps the theatrical experience so distinctive is the capacity to transmit an expression or sensation with a single glance, grunt, or gesture.

Some characters may be deafeningly silent or unable to communicate. Others may merely wish to remain silent. These figures have now been provided with no lines for very particular, compelling reasons, and in some ways they are tributes to the great silent film era. The directors and producers have a certain goal in mind for them, and it's usually a significant one.

Fantastic characters result in great films. Regrettably, the opposite is not always true. A film can be objectively excellent while still containing characters that make no sense. Their abilities are inconsistent, their goals are illogical, and their backstories are complete rubbish.

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