Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story
Chronicles the last great American showman, filmmaker William Castle, a master of ballyhoo who became a brand name in movie horror with his outrageous audience participation gimmicks.
Documentary on famed Hollywood director and producer - and supreme showman -
. Castle made his mark in the decade from the mid-1950s to the mid 1960s with a series of low-budget but highly popular and profitable horror films. The list includes
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
and many others. Castle always had to have a gimmick to go with his movies. These included having nurses on duty in the lobby should anyone need medical assistance or giving everyone a $1000 insurance policy should anyone die of fright. Castle's greatest success came as he producer of
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
. All in all he is fondly remembered by those who knew and worked with him.
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