Step Right Up! It’s The William Castle Blogathon: Day Four!

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This has been a killer Blog-O so far. I am so thrilled to my ever lovin’ bones to all of you who have participated in this memorable celebration. And a truly grateful heartfelt thanks to my partner in crime Goregirl. This amazing event would not have been possible without her imagination, determination and sense of fair play. She’s a class act and I owe her a debt, which in her case might be my left kidney, a life time supply of Fireball Whiskey or a date with Tom Savini. I think I could swing the booze.

So… This is day 4 and we’ve got lots more thrills and chills in store for all of you guests and ghouls, gangsters and gun molls, and generally just a great gang of git alongs. Today I am as glowing as a PERCEPTO skeleton flying over a rowdy audience of teenagers- And I know that Bill Castle would be so proud to see how many fantastic writers and film buffs have turned out to pay tribute to his legacy!

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AND SAY… DON’T WAIT TOO LONG TO DIVE INTO ANY OF THESE INCREDIBLY THRILLING FEATURES OR YOU MAY JUST WIND UP LIKE THIS POOR FELLA!

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Mr. Sardonicus’ dear old dad

AND IF YOU’RE READING AT NIGHT MAKE SURE TO USE A LIGHT… YOU DON’T WANT TO RUIN YOUR EYES!

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Today I’m pleased to feature -Ruth at Silver Screenings with her spot on navigation of The Old Dark House 1963.

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I’m so excited I didn’t scare the ‘you know what’ out of Classic Movie Hub who’s is bringing us The Busy Body (1967)

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Paul at Lasso the Movies is going to tackle The Tingler (1959) Let’s hope he screams loud enough!

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FIRST: Watch this warning from William Castle just so you know what you’re getting into!

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POOR JUDITH EVELYN-IT NEVER FAILS-SHE’S ALWAYS GETTING THE BEJESUS SCARED OUT HER!!!!

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Lindsey at The Motion Pictures -is going to pay Tribute to ‘The King of the Corn’ William Castle

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Ray at Weird Flix -is offering us another spectacle with The Saracen Blade (1954)

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Then… Goregirl’s Dungeon is going to thrill us with her –Favourite Five Series: William Castle

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So… When you’re ready, just grab your pants (the one’s we’ve already scared off ya’ll ) and head over to Goregirl’s Dungeon as she features:

David Arrate of My Kind of Story, Ivan from Thrilling Days of Yesteryear, Stacia from She Blogged by Night, Steve of Anti-Film School, John from The Droid You’re Looking For & Scenes from the Morgue

And the Spine-Tinglers Are:

Monday, July 29th:

Aurora at Once upon a screen... The Night Walker (’64)

Rich at Wide Screen World: Top 5 William Castle Gimmicks

Le at Critica Retro: Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven (’48) ‘Live Dreaming’

Furious Cinema: William Castle: Mad as Hell Movie Showman

Lindsey at The Motion Pictures: Favorite Things About… House on Haunted Hill

Forgotten Films: Macabre (’58)

Barry at Cinematic Catharsis: 13 Ghosts (’60)

Joey at The Last Drive In: House on Haunted Hill (’59) ‘Only the ghosts in this house are glad we’re here’

Goregirl’s Dungeon: Fun with GIFS: The William Castle Edition

Tuesday, July 30th:

David Arrate of My Kind of Story  It’s a Small World (1950) ‘Image Gallery’

The Last Drive InWilliam Castle’s Villains & Victims! Scream-O Vision…

Ivan of Thrilling Days of Yesteryear & Radio Spirits: The Whistler, Mark of the Whistler, Voice of The Whistler

Heather Drain at Mondo Heather: 13 Frightened Girls! (1963) & Hullabaloo & Horror: A Tribute to William Castle

Lindsey at The Motion Pictures: Matinee (1993) A Cinematic Love Letter to the films of William Castle

Karen at Shadows and Satin: Mysterious Intruder (1946)

Kristina at Speakeasy: The Houston Story (1956)

Ray at Weird Flix: Slaves of Babylon (1953)

The Metzinger Sisters at Silver Scenes: Busy Bodies: Promoting Castle’s Camp” & The Films of William Castle!

Ivan G. Shreve at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear: The Chance of a Lifetime (1943) {Boston Blackie}

Goregirl’s Dungeon:The Women of Castle

Wednesday, July 31st:

Brian Schuck at Films From Beyond The Time Barrier:Strait-Jacket (1964) ‘Mommie Dearest please put down that axe!”

Joey that’s me at The Last Drive In: Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)

Rob Silvera at The Midnight Monster Show: Double feature Homicidal (1961) & House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Lindsey at The Motion Pictures: Macabre (1958)

Goregirl’s Duneon Goregirl’s Dungeon on YouTube: Alex North & Vic Mizzy

Thursday, August 1st:

Steve Habrat at Anti Film School: Mr Sardonicus (1961)

Classic Movie Hub: The Busy Body (1967)

John LarRue at The Droid You’re Looking For: William Castle Gimmick Infographic

Paul Lambertson at Lasso the Movies: The Tingler (1959)

Goregirl’s Dungeon: Favourite Five Series: William Castle

David Arrate at My Kind of Story/Images  Masterson of Kansas (1954)

Lindsey at The Motion Pictures: Tribute to “The King of the Corn” William Castle

Scenes From The Morgue: Showcase of newspaper ads for William Castle films

Stacia at She Blogged By Night: Let’s Kill Uncle (1966)

Ruth- R.A Kerr at Silver Screenings: The Old Dark House (1963)

Ivan G. Shreve at Thrilling Days of Yesteryear: I Saw What You Did (1965)

Ray at Weird Flix: The Saracen Blade (1954)

Friday, August 2nd:

Toby Roan at 50 Westerns: The Law vs Billy the Kid (1954)

Misty Layne at Cinema Schminema: Project X (1968)

Jenna Berry at Classic Movie Night: Ghost Story/Circle of Fear

Kristen at Journeys in Classic Film: Spine-Tingler: The William Castle Story

Joey at The Last Drive In: Back Story: What Ever Happened to William Castle’s Baby? (Rosemary’s Baby)

Jeff Kuykendall at Midnight Only: Bug (1975)

Gwen Kramer at Movies Silently: After the Silents: Chills! Thrills! William Castle Special!

David Arrate at My Kind of Story-Images: Shanks (1974) & Masterson of Kansas (1954)

The Nitrate Diva: When Strangers Marry (1944)

Dorian Tenore Bartilucci at Tales of the Easily Distracted: The Spirit is Willing (1967)

Vinnie Bartilucci at Tales of the Easily Distracted:Zotz! (1962)

Sam at Wonders in the Dark: Christopher Komeda’s Score, Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

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Postcards From Shadowland’s Big Fat No.10

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Alexandra Schmidt in ‘Mother Krause’s Journey to Happiness’ (1929)
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Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s brilliant satire- All About Eve (1950) starring the inimitable Bette Davis as Margo Channing and Ann Baxter as the cunning Eve Harrington.
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Director Lewis Milestone’s All’s Quiet on the Western Front-(1930) starring Lew Ayres
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Otto Preminger’s riveting court room noir Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
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Battleship Potemkin (1925) Sergei Eisenstein’s masterpiece about the great Russian naval mutiny.
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Jule’s Dassin’s brutal noir masterpiece Brute Force (1947)
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Richard Brooks adaptation of Tennessee William’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
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Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca 1940
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Orson Welles’ film classic Touch of Evil (1958)
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William Dieterle’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939
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Henry Hathaway’s disturbing noir classic Kiss of Death 1947
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Otto Preminger’s quintessential noir Laura (1944)
Lee Remick in Experiment in Terror 1960
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Bert I. Gordon’s Earth Vs The Spider 1958
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Lambert Hillyer’s understated yet powerfully erotic horror classic Dracula’s Daughter 1936
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Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s taut and thought provoking social noir No Way Out 1950
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Mervyn LeRoy’s gangster odyssey Little Caesar 1931
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Robert Wise’s Science Fiction masterpiece The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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Reginald Beck and Anthony Bushell’s suspenseful The Long Dark Hall 1951
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Herbert Brenon’s beautiful Laugh, Clown, Laugh 1928
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Fritz Lang’s notorious psychological thriller M (1931)
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Otto Preminger’s noir masterpiece about addiction The Man with the Golden Arm 1955
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Nathan Juran’s iconic 50s campy sci-fi romp Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
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Anthony Mann’s noir classic Raw Deal (1948)
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Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s surreal and transcendent Mother Joan of the Angels 1961
Nancy Kelly in The Bad Seed
Mervyn LeRoy’s naughty tale about a child psychopath. The Bad Seed (1956)
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Samuel Fuller’s irreverent noir gem The Naked Kiss (1964)
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Carol Reed’s intense noir thriller Odd Man Out (1947)
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Billy Wilder’s iconic film noir masterwork of grand proportions Sunset Blvd (1950)
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Jean Cocteau’s stunning Orpheus (1950) Orphée
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Jacques Tourneur’s hauntingly mesmerizing noir Out of the Past (1947)
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Joseph E. Lewis Gun Crazy or Deadly is the Female (1950)
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George Steven’s sadness and joyful Penny Serenade (1941)
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James Whale’s campy take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 1931
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Edgar G. Ulmer’s sadistic and transgressive journey into horror The Black Cat 1934
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Carl Theodor Dreyer’s masterful vision of quiet uncanny horror Vampyr (1932)
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Joseph Losey’s titillating noir The Prowler ((1951)
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Henri-Georges Clouzot’s brilliantly chilling Les-Diaboliques-1955
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Bryan Forbes’ compelling suspense thriller Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
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Buster Keaton’s fantastic Seven Chances (1925)
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Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson’s SCARFACE (1932)
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William Beaudine’s haunting Sparrows (1926)
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James Whales even campier and finest work The Bride of Frankenstein 1935
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Elia Kazan’s volatile theme of desolation and passion based on Tennessee William’s play A Streetcar Named Desire 1951
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some more divine SUNSET BOULEVARD 1950
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Samuel Fuller’s edgy Shock Corridor (1963)
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Jame’s Whale’s The Old Dark House 1932
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Nicholas Ray’s incredibly beautiful film noir journey They Live By Night (1948)
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Robert Wise’s uncompromising ghost story adapted from Shirley Jackson’s novel The Haunting (1963)
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Raoul Walsh’s iconic crime thriller White Heat (1949)