Macabre Overview:

Macabre (1958) was a Horror - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by William Castle and produced by William Castle.

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The Trouble With Harry (1955): Hitchcock, Humor, and The Macabre

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 16, 2021 From 4 Star Films

Idyllic is the word for The Trouble with Harry, and it positively crackles with the autumnal delights one can only know in locales where the seasons give way one to another. Alfred Hitchcock’s filmography boasts many opulent and gorgeously shot sequences, but Trouble With Harry might have some... Read full article


book: Father Panic’s Opera Macabre (2000) by Thomas Tessier

By John Grant on Nov 11, 2019 From Noirish

Historical novelist Neil is motoring around Italy when his car breaks down near a big old mansion occupied by a strange group of old people, a forceful priest and a red-hot babe, Marisa. Marisa offers to put him up for the night while the servants do something about his car. Cue a bonkathon. A few d... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: MACABRE (1958)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 1, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Macabre is less gimmick-driven than some of William Castle's later, more infamous shockers, despite the opening warning that audience members should alert the theater management if patrons suffer fear-induced medical emergencies. The title makes a similar overstatement of the thrills on offer, since... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: MACABRE (1958)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 1, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Macabre is less gimmick-driven than some of William Castle's later, more infamous shockers, despite the opening warning that audience members should alert the theater management if patrons suffer fear-induced medical emergencies. The title makes a similar overstatement of the thrills on offer, since... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: MACABRE (1958)

By Jennifer Garlen on Nov 1, 2014 From Virtual Virago

Macabre is less gimmick-driven than some of William Castle's later, more infamous shockers, despite the opening warning that audience members should alert the theater management if patrons suffer fear-induced medical emergencies. The title makes a similar overstatement of the thrills on offer, since... Read full article


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During its initial theatrical release, attendees were given a small badge that said, "I'm no chicken. I saw Macabre."
Film debut of Jacqueline Scott.
The first of William Castle's "gimmick" films. In this one, admission included an insurance policy against "death by fright" issued by Lloyds of London.
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