Tag - William Castle

Macabre (1958)

32 Days of Halloween XI, Day 28: Macabre!

First, it’s time for some more old-time radio with Boris Karloff in the 1941 episode of Inner Sanctum called “Fog.” If you’re on a time budget, at least listen to the announcer and his intro. Sanctum had one of the...

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 23: Witchcraft!

Well, we’re getting in the gimmick side of things tonight…and since we are, we have to give a nod to the King of Horror Gimmicks: William Castle. Here’s a brief retrospective of his genius/madness.

32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 31: Mr...

Ah, the glorious gimmickry of William Castle. Don’t know what I mean? Before we get to tonight’s film, which has a “Punishment Poll,” here’s the man himself to explain some of the shenanigans his productions...

13 Ghosts (1960)

32 Days of Halloween V, Movie Night No. 31:...

Not the remake. Definitely not the remake. No, we’re going to the 1960 William Castle original, which is the only film ever shot in “Illusion-O.” You were given a ghost viewer that could let you either see the ghosts better...

32 Days of Halloween IV, Movie Night No. 6:...

I have a soft spot in my heart for the mad theatrics of William Castle. He was listed among the 7 Moments in Cinema Horror History I Wish I Had Been There to See. That’s because the stunts he used to pull were the stuff of legend. Like...

Tingler: Percepto!

32 Days of Halloween, Day 24: I Walked With...

We go from King of the Zombies to just flat out walking with a zombie. This time it’s 1943 and we’re with producer Val Lewton, who is getting a revamped boxed set of his films in January (which will include this flick). Bear in...

Sam Hamm vs. 13 Ghosts

Sam Hamm takes us through the trailer for the original 13 Ghosts, with some lovely backstory on William Castle--the king of horror movie gimmicks--as well as a great story of his misspent youth.

Homicidal (1961) – DVD Review

Film: DVD: Written by: Robb WhiteDirected by: William CastleStarring: Jean Arless, Glenn Corbett, and Patricia Breslin Features: Psychette: William Castle and ‘Homicidal’ Trailers for Mr. Sardonicus and Strait-Jacket Released by:...