WorldCat Identities

Castle, William

Overview
Works: 181 works in 369 publications in 4 languages and 5,807 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Haunted house films  Horror films  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Director, Production personnel, Performer, Set designer , Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  William Castle Publications about William Castle
Publications by  William Castle Publications by William Castle
posthumous Publications by William Castle, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by William Castle
Rosemary's baby by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After unwittingly becoming friendly with a coven of witches and warlocks, a young wife is impregnated by the Devil. DVD
House on Haunted Hill ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A homeowner offers five strangers ten thousand dollars if they can last out the night in his house
Shampoo by Hal Ashby ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"George is one of L.A.'s most desirable men, a Beverly Hills hairdresser who makes all his female clients look, and feel, better than ever. Encouraged by his girlfriend Jill to open his own salon, George approaches conservative businessman Lester for financing. Unbeknownst to Lester, George is sleeping with his wife, his mistress and his teenage daughter"--Container
The Tingler ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member 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
13 ghosts ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member 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 )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman, recently released after twenty years in a mental institution for a double ax murder, is the main suspect when a rash of ax murders begins
Homicidal ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member 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 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member 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 )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member 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
House on Haunted Hill Don't look in the basement ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don't look in the basement: Nurse Charlotte Beale arrives at the Stephens Sanitarium to discover that Dr. Stephens has murdered one of his patients
Mr. Sardonicus ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 45 WorldCat member 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
Project X ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secret agent Hagen Arnold is brought back from cryogenic suspension after surviving a plane crash during a mission. Through a complex scientific charade he is convinced that he's a gangster living in the year 1968. The plan is for Hagen to uncover a secret germ formula that had been hidden away years earlier. But the vital memories are being suppressed, so the authorities use ultra-advanced technologies to uncover the secret
I saw what you did and I know who you are! ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When two teenagers make prank phone calls to strangers, they become the target for terror when they whisper "I saw what you did" to a psychopath who has just murdered his wife
Bug ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member 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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spine tingler the William Castle story ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member 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 Night walker ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member 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
The old dark house ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member 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
13 frightened girls ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member 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
The bat ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member 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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Alternative Names
Castle, Bill
Castle, Bill 1914-1977
Castle, Bill, 1917-1977
Schloss, William
Schloss, William, 1914-1977
Languages
English (171)
Spanish (12)
German (2)
French (1)
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