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The William Castle Blogathon :: 13 Times the Thrills! 13 Times the Screams! 13 Times the Ectoplasmic Fun! (February, 1961)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2013 by WB Kelso








How about we just let the man speak for himself this round:

Video courtesy of videojaxx.


As Rowdy Roddy Piper once said, “Just put on the damned glasses!”




“I see dead people. AAAAAAUUUGGGGHHHH!”

This post is part of Goregirl’s Dungeon and The Last Drive-In’s The William Castle Blogathan, a week long tribute to the King of Schlock. Follow the linkage, Boils & Ghouls. It’s gonna be a great week. And stick around, as we’ll be showcasing Castle’s film career from its fairly normal beginnings through it psychotronic glory days. Stay tuned!

13 Ghosts (1960) William Castle Productions :: Columbia Pictures / P: William Castle / D: William Castle / W: Robb White / C: Joseph F. Biroc / E: Edwin H. Bryant / M: Von Dexter / S: Donald Woods, Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp, Margaret Hamilton

Stop! Look! And Laugh! (1960) Harry Romm Productions :: Columbia Pictures / P: Harry A. Romm, Martha Vera Romm / D: Don Appell / W: Saul Ward, Monte Collins / C: William O. Steiner / E: Jerome Thoms / M: Mischa Bakaleinikoff / S: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Paul Winchell,

Entering the 3rd Dimension :: The First Epic of America! So Real You Can Reach Out and Feel it! (August, 1953)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2012 by WB Kelso






A few years before he started wiring up seats and floated skeletons over audiences, Fort Ti marked director William Castle’s first foray into gimmick film-making and doesn’t cheat the audience, exploiting the stereoscopic process for all it was worth. Though technically a western, I suppose, Castle’s little adventure into the Third Dimension actually takes place during the French and Indian War, where Roger’s Rangers come to the aid of the British outpost at Fort Ticonderoga, currently on the verge of being overrun by said French and Indians. Produced by the notoriously cheap Sam Katzman, I’m surprised folks were given glasses with two lenses instead of one to cut down on costs.

Fort Ti (1953) Esskay Pictures Corporation :: Columbia Pictures / P: Sam Katzman / D: William Castle / W: Robert E. Kent / C: Lester White, Lothrop B. Worth / E: William A. Lyon / M: Ross DiMaggio / S: George Montgomery, Joan Vohs, Irving Bacon, James Seay, Phyllis Fowler

Pardon My Backfire (1953) Columbia Pictures / P: Jules White / D: Jules White / W: Felix Adler / C: Henry Freulich / E: Edwin H. Bryant / S: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Benny Rubin, Frank Sully

Entering the 3rd Dimension :: Terror Strikes! You Are in the Picture! Plus! The First Comedy in 3-Dimensions! (July, 1953)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2012 by WB Kelso







Man in the Dark (1953) Columbia Pictures / P: Wallace MacDonald / D: Lew Landers / W: George Bricker, Jack Leonard, William Sackheim, Tom Van Dycke, Henry Altimus / C: Floyd Crosby / E: Viola Lawrence / M: Ross DiMaggio / S: Edmond O’Brien, Audrey Totter, Ted de Corsia, Horace McMahon, Nick Dennis

Spooks (1953) Columbia Pictures / P: Jules White / D: Jules White / W: Felix Adler / C: Lester White / E: Edwin H. Bryant / M: Mischa Bakaleinikoff / S: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Philip Van Zandt, Tom Kennedy, Norma Randall