William Castle’s Horror Gimmicks

Introduction to ‘The Tingler’ (1959):

‘William Castle (April 24, 1914 – May 31, 1977) was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. Castle was known for directing films with many gimmicks which were ambitiously promoted, despite being reasonably low budget B-movies.’

- Wikipedia

‘Macabre’ (1958):

Introduction to ’13 Ghosts’ (1960):

‘Homicidal’ Fright Break (1961):

Thank you to Ryan Kamstra

3 comments to William Castle’s Horror Gimmicks

  • Jodi

    Hey Retronaut – love you guys but it’s really bugging me you changed your RSS feed from 10 headlines to 3. :(

  • Deb

    My high school English teacher in 1972 mentioned the Tingler as her scariest movie experience! I still remember her thrilling description!

  • William Castle

    I love your blog! Funny that I am a Retronaut…I thought I was quite modern! If you think my movies are retro, what would you think of my novel written “From the Grave?” Thanks for posting on my facebook page. I will visit you often.

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