A man of evil... with a face that could stop a heart!
1661 | PG | 1 Hr 29 Min | Horror | Castle Productions
Director: William CastleWriters:
Ray Russell (screenplay)
Ray Russell (novel)
Not my favorite of the William Castle collection but still a fun movie. During its initial theatrical release, attendees were given small white cards with luminous thumbs with which to vote thumbs-up or thumbs-down. Although the audience could vote on whether the main character could be pardoned or receive further punishment, technology to "choose" an ending did not exist at the time. William Castle filmed only one ending for the movie, and the "vote" was rigged by planting speakers in the theatre to vote for punishment. Watch 'Mr. Sardonicus' at 8PM | 7C, Saturday, November 24, on MeTV.