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Director, William Castle, was born William Schloss on Apr 24, 1914 in New York City, NY. Castle died at the age of 63 on May 31, 1977 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

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Asks If You Believe in Ghosts--13 of Them!

By Rick29 on Oct 3, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Illusion-O...a nifty gmmick! I first saw 13 Ghosts on television as a youth. It was my introduction to producer-director . And even though Castle's famous Illusion-O gimmick was lost on my family's black-and-white TV, I still have fond memories of this ghostly variation of a wholesome... Read full article


Asks If You Believe in Ghosts--13 of Them!

By Rick29 on Oct 3, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Illusion-O...a nifty gmmick! I first saw 13 Ghosts on television as a youth. It was my introduction to producer-director . And even though Castle's famous Illusion-O gimmick was lost on my family's black-and-white TV, I still have fond memories of this ghostly variation of a wholesome... Read full article


Blu-ray Review: Double Feature: Homicidal & Mr. Sardonicus

By Devon Powell on Jul 26, 2016 From Hitchcock Master

Distributor: Mill Creek Entertainment ?Release Date: July 19, 2016 ?Region: Region A Length: 88 min (Homicidal) 90 min (Mr. Sardonicus) Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: English 2.0 Dolby Digital (448kbps) Subtitles: None Ratio: 1.85:1 (Homicidal) 1.78:1 (Mr. Sardonicus) Notes: This is the hi... Read full article


An Interview with Audrey Dalton on Olivia & Joan, Bob Hope, and

By Rick29 on Mar 17, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Born in Dublin in 1934, the beautiful and talented Audrey Dalton fashioned a film and television career that spanned three decades. In the 1950s, she acted alongside screen legends such as Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton (My Cousin Rachel), Bob Hope (Casanova's Big Night), Barbara Stanwyck (T... Read full article


Spine Tingler! The Story (2007) (2)

on Oct 14, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

This post is in honor of the Blogathon being put on by The Last Drive-In.? You can read other contributing pieces here. Last Halloween, this 2007 documentary made my TCM Top 12.? It may not be Halloween this month, but Spine Tingler! The Story is a documentary you shoul... Read full article


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He purchased the film rights to Ira Levin's novel "Rosemary's Baby", but Paramount Pictures would give him the green light for the project only if he didn't direct--the studio feared that his reputation as a director of low-budget gimmick horror films would harm the project. Roman Polanski was finally selected to direct while Castle, as producer, was allowed to make a significant cameo appearance.

Worked in radio with Orson Welles.

His daughter Terry Castle co-produced and consulted on the remakes of two of his films to make the plot even more frightening: House on Haunted Hill (1999) and Thir13en Ghosts (2001).

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