WorldCat Identities

Castle, William

Overview
Works: 234 works in 569 publications in 5 languages and 7,112 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Haunted house films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Satirical films  Ghost films  Mad scientist films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Actor, Author, Production personnel, Performer, fmd, Conductor, Scenarist, Restager , Set designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by William Castle
Rosemary's Baby by Roman Polanski( Visual )

66 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,765 WorldCat member 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 by William Castle( Visual )

75 editions published between 1959 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,156 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
Rosemary's baby( Visual )

10 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Ira Levin's bestselling novel, Mia Farrow plays "a young mother-to-be who grows increasingly suspicious that her over-friendly elderly neighbors and self-involved actor husband are hatching a satanic plot against her and her baby."
Shampoo by Hal Ashby( Visual )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 543 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 )

13 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 328 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
Strait-jacket( Visual )

14 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member 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
13 ghosts( Visual )

8 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 191 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
House on Haunted Hill( Visual )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homeowner offers five strangers ten thousand dollars if they can last out the night in his house
William Castle's I saw what you did( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prank phone call leads to a night of pure terror. With her parents away on an overnight trip, Libby amuses herself by joining her friend Kit, in calling up strangers and whispering, 'I saw what you did.' When Libby dials Steve Marak, a psychopath who just murdered his wife, his jealous neighbor listens in on the call, a conversation that ends with the panicky killer determined to silence them all
Homicidal( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 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
Bug( Visual )

7 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 75 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
House on Haunted Hill ; and, Last man on Earth( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last man on Earth: The only survivor of a world-wide plague that wipes out the entire population fights for his life when the victims come back to life from their graves, thirsting for his blood
The William Castle film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 57 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 56 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 56 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
Betrayed by William Castle( Visual )

5 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new bride's former beau provides a strong shoulder to lean on when his ex suspects the mysterious man she married may be a killer
Mr. Sardonicus( Visual )

6 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and held by 48 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
The old dark house( Visual )

3 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 47 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
Horror classics( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werewolf in the girls' dormitory: "At a boarding school for wayward girls, a murderous beast is prowling the campus grounds. With its razor sharp claws, skin-shredding teeth, and insatiable lust for blood, the flesh-ripping beast slinks out of the shadows when the moon is full and when there is no one around to hear its victims' blood-curdling screams."--Container
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 45 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
 
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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

ויליאם קאסל

وليام كاسل

ویلیام کستل بازیگر، فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

ویلیام کسل

ウィリアム・キャッスル

威廉·卡索

Languages
English (259)

Spanish (5)

German (3)

Italian (3)

French (1)