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Castle, William

Overview
Works: 220 works in 550 publications in 5 languages and 6,818 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Haunted house films  Satirical films  Television mini-series  Television adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Director, Actor, Author, Production personnel, Performer, fmd, Restager, Conductor, Scenarist, Set designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about William Castle
Publications by William Castle
Publications by William Castle, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by William Castle
Rosemary's Baby by Roman Polanski( visu )
76 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,333 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."
House on Haunted Hill by William Malone( visu )
83 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,172 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( visu )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 546 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 ( visu )
14 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 325 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 ( visu )
8 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 199 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 ( visu )
12 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and held by 193 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
William Castle's I saw what you did ( visu )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 98 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 ( visu )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 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
House on Haunted Hill ; and, Last man on Earth ( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 61 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
House on Haunted Hill ; Don't look in the basement ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 57 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
The William Castle film collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 57 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
Project X by Thomas Mann( visu )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 54 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 ( visu )
6 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and held by 48 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
Horror classics : 5 movies over 5 hours ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
House on haunted hill: Who else but the great Vincent Price could play eccentric moneybags Frederick Loren, who invites several guests to spend an overnight in a haunted house with the promise of $10,000 each if they make it to the next morning. Will our guests get rich, or will they take a dip in the vat of boiling acid?
Betrayed by William Castle( visu )
5 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and held by 47 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
The old dark house ( visu )
4 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 46 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
Spine tingler : the William Castle story ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 45 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
13 frightened girls ( visu )
7 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 38 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 spirit is willing by Betty Baker( visu )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
A couple (Sid Caesar and Vera Miles) and their adolescent son (Barry Gordon) move into a quiet New England summer cottage. Soon after their arrival, a series of strange and increasingly destructive occurrences begin to happen, the perpetrators are a trio of angry ghosts who want the cabin all for themselves
Step right up! : ... I'm gonna scare the pants off America by William Castle( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Memoirs of the Hollywood film maker who produced many horror films, including Rosemary's Baby
 
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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 (249)
Spanish (6)
Italian (4)
German (3)
French (1)
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