Most widely held works about William Castle
Most widely held works by William Castle
Rosemary's baby ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
After unwittingly becoming friendly with a coven of witches and warlocks, a young wife is impregnated by the Devil.
House on Haunted Hill ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and French and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Vincent Price is the owner of a haunted house who offers five strangers $10,000 to spend the night in his house. When they accept his offer, they soon regret it. A great old fashioned ghost story with a wild finish and a new twist.
The Tingler ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
"Vincent Price stars as an obsessed doctor who discovers that fear manifests itself as a parasitic creature, which grows on the spinal cords of terrified people. If they scream, The Tingler can be destroyed. If they don't, it will sever the spinal column and kill them. He successfully isolates and removes The Tingler from a deaf-mute (Judith Evelyn) who has been scared to death by her devious husband. Once captured, the Tingler escapes and runs amok in a crowded movie theater. Terror is loose, but can it be stopped?"--Container.
Step right up! : ... I'm gonna scare the pants off America by William Castle ( Book )
6 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Memoirs of the Hollywood film maker who produced many horror films, including Rosemary's Baby.
13 ghosts ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
When an impoverished family inherits a ramshackle house, they get more than they anticipated. Twelve ghosts are in residence, looking for a 13th to set them free.
Strait-jacket ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Released from a mental hospital 20 years after having committed the axe murders of her husband and his lover, a woman moves in with her brother, his wife, and her own daughter, who is now 23. When axe murders start occurring, police think she has reverted to her old ways.
House on Haunted Hill ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Vincent Price portrays the owner of a haunted house who offers five strangers ten thousand dollars if they can last out the night in his house.
Homicidal ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A girl returns to her childhood home, only to become involved in mystery and murder.
House on Haunted Hill and Last man on earth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
In House on Haunted Hill, Vincent Price portrays the owner of a haunted house who offers five strangers ten thousand dollars if they can last out the night in his house. In Last man on earth, Price appears as a scientist who is the only person on earth immune to a plague that has turned humans into vampires.
The William Castle film collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
13 frightened girls: An international bevy of beautiful teenage girls represent their countries as the daughters of diplomats. The teenage temptresses use their feminine wiles to steal some top-secret files vital to the survival of freedom-loving nations everywhere. ; 13 ghosts: The story is set in the mansion of the deceased occult scientist Dr. Zorba, whose nephew Cyrus and his family occupy the creepy estate and discover that they are not the only tenants. It seems the Doctor has been harboring 12 elusive specters on the premises, the appearance of which can only be detected through his final invention: a special pair of ghost-viewing goggles. ; Homicidal: The film concerns a young woman named Miriam Webster (Patricia Breslin) who seemingly has everything a girl could want - including a successful flower shop business, and a handsome beau, Karl (Glenn Corbett), who works as a pharmacist. Events take a turn for the worse, however, when Miriam's half-brother, Warren, returns from Europe - with a rather unpleasant friend in-tow: a blonde named Emily (Jean Arless). ; Straight-Jacket:: A wife (Joan Crawford) literally axes her cheating husband and his lover, witnessed by her three-year-old daughter. Mom is packed off to the insane asylum for 20 years before reuniting with the daughter (Diane Baker). ; The old dark house: Set in the title manse, this chilling comedy chronicles the spooky exploits of a Yankee car salesman working in London who sets out to deliver a car to a remote and very creepy Welsh estate.; Mr. Sardonicus: Guy Rolfe stars as the wicked Sardonicus, a wealthy count who wears a mask because his face is frozen in a horrifying death grimace.; The tingler: As famous for the gimmick with which the film was shown as for its genuinely spine-tingling story, The Tingler follows a pathologist (Vincent Price) as he searches for the cause of a series of deaths and discovers that the victims have a large insect-like creature growing on their spinal chords. ; Zotz!: Tom Poston stars as Prof. Jonathan Jones who has come into possession of "zotz," a coin that has three magical properties.
Mr. Sardonicus ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
A greedy baron unearths his father's corpse to retrieve a winning lottery ticket. His face is frozen permanently into a hideous grin. He seeks the assistance of a noted neurosurgeon who is also his wife's former lover.
The Night walker ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
A wealthy widow is haunted by her husband and seduced by a handsome stranger, all in her dreams. She is trapped in an eerie world existing between fact and fantasy. She can trust no one, not even herself.
House on Haunted Hill Don't look in the basement ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
House on Haunted Hill: A homeowner offers five strangers ten thousand dollars if they can last out the night in his house.
Bug ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
A massive earth tremor in the California desert releases a breed of foot-long cockroaches which threaten to destroy the city of Riverside.
3 Vincent Price greatest horror classics of all time ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 libraries worldwide
13 frightened girls ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
13 frightened girls (87 min., color): Thirteen girls in a Swiss boarding school stir up trouble on their vacation as they mess with the diplomatic affairs of their elders and get into serious trouble when a Russian spy is discovered murdered; 13 ghosts (84m in., b&w): When an impoverished family inherits a ramshackle house, they get more than they anticipated. Twelve ghosts are in residence, looking for a 13th to set them free. Contains special features.
Spine tingler the William Castle story ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
An extensive biography of the American film producer and director William Castle, with a focus on his classic horror films. Castle was famous for directing films with many gimmicks which were ambitiously promoted, despite being reasonably low budget B-movies. Includes extensive film clips and commentary by his family, friends and actors, producers, directors and film historians.
The old dark house ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
The old dark house (86 min., color): An eccentric and mysterious millionaire invites an American car salesman to stay with him and his twin brother; Mr. Sardonicus (90 min., b&w): A greedy baron unearths his father's corpse to retrieve a winning lottery ticket. His face is frozen permanently into a hideous grin. He seeks the assistance of a noted neurosurgeon who is also his wife's former lover.
Horror classics ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Don't look in the basement: Things get out of hand at an isolated asylum for the criminally insane. The experimental hospital's director allows patients to act out their twisted fantasies which include murder, paranoia, and necrophilia. When a new staff member joins the hospital, things start to go crazy. First, the director of the institution is axe-murdered and then the asylum is taken over by its most dangerous inmates.
The Bat ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
[The bat] A mystery writer takes up residence in a haunted mansion and becomes involved with a bank scandal and a sinister figure in a bat costume.
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Castle, Bill 1914-1977
Castle, Bill, 1917-1977
Schloss, William, 1914-1977
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