WorldCat Identities

Castle, William

Works: 207 works in 478 publications in 3 languages and 6,205 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  Haunted house films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Satirical films  Ghost films  Subculture films  Monster films  Mad scientist films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author, Production personnel, Performer, fmd, Scenarist, Actor, Set designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Castle
House on Haunted Hill by William Castle( Visual )

67 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millionaire Fredrick Loren and his fourth wife share a twisted relationship. Each has a reason for offering five strangers $10,000 if they can stay one night in their haunted house. When they accept the offer, the guests soon regret it
Shampoo by Hal Ashby( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 539 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 )

10 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 314 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 )

7 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 192 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 )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy Harbin goes berserk when she finds her husband in bed with another woman. With her three-year-old daughter accidentally witnessing the grisly act, Lucy axes the couple to death, then spends twenty years in a mental institution for the double murder. After she is released, she moves in with her brother, his wife, and her own daughter, now age twenty-three. Her nightmare is over, or is it? When a series of axe murders suddenly occurs in the neighborhood, the police think Lucy is to blame
Bug( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A massive earth tremor in the California desert releases a breed of fire starting cockroaches which threaten to destroy the city of Riverside
Homicidal( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The killing of a justice of the peace leads to Miriam Webster, whose name has been used. She is suspicious of Emily, the young woman who takes care of wheelchair-bound Helga, her half-brother Warren's former nanny. An investigation leads to dark family secrets in her sleepy small town of Solvang
The William Castle film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 59 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 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House on Haunted Hill: A homeowner offers five strangers ten thousand dollars if they can last out the night in his house
Project X( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 51 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
Mr. Sardonicus( Visual )

6 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and held by 46 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
Spine tingler : the William Castle story( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 42 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 busy body( Visual )

2 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Norton is a bumbling gopher to a mob boss who must recover a fortune in cash stowed in the suit of a corpse
3 Vincent Price greatest horror classics of all time( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old dark house( Visual )

3 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric and mysterious millionaire invites an American car salesman to stay with him and his twin brother. As the murders mount up among the residents of the mansion he begins a desperate fight to discover who the murderer is before it is too late
13 frightened girls( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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Alternative Names
Castle, Bill

Castle, Bill 1914-1977

Castle, Bill 1917-1977

Schloss, William

Schloss, William 1914-1977

William Castle Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1914-1977)

William Castle cinéaste

William Castle regista, produttore cinematografico e attore statunitense

William Castle US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Filmregisseur

Вільям Касл

Касл, Уильям

ویلیام کستل بازیگر، فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان آمریکایی


English (137)

German (3)

Italian (1)

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