When the geniuses in Silicon Valley coined the buzz phrase “interactive entertainment,” they instantiated a great moment in history that came about 25 years too late. All those video games, from Pong forward, were presaged in the late 1950s by Hollywood’s Abominable Showman, a horror-film producer and director who was out to “scare the pants off America.” In Episode 53, Out Of My Mind podcast host Jay Douglas shares the story of William Castle, the great-granddaddy of audience interactivity.
Check out the blog story at The Out Of My Mind Blog. And be sure to read the Mind Doodle at the end of the post for a little-known story about Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
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