The William Castle Blogathon: We’re Gonna Scare the Pants Off America: July 29th- August 2nd, 2013


Welcome to the William Castle Blogathon! 

You can read more about my love of the P.T. Barnum of B-Movies and why I chose to do a blogathon by clicking here: The William Castle Blogothon. You can also read my tribute to William Castle here: Step Right Up! A Bit About William Castle’s Memoirs.

The William Castle Blogathon runs from July 29th through August 2nd, 2013 and is Co-hosted by Joey (me, MonsterGirl) of The Last Drive In and Terri of Goregirl’s Dungeon.

The list of films and contributors are below. Please feel free to drop me a line at or leave a comment here.

I’m incredibly thrilled and most grateful to the fantastic bloggers who are participating in this tribute to the great William Castle who left an indelible mark on film and movie goers hearts for decades!

This is the first blogathon that I’ve hosted, and the turn out is just swell! Thank you all for joining me and Goregirl, we can’t wait to see what you have in store for us! I know we’d make Bill proud!

The Spine-Tinglers Are!

(Toby Roan) 50 Westerns – The Law vs Billy the Kid (1954) August 2nd

(Steve Habrat) Anti Film School  Mr Sardonicus (1961) August 1st

(Misty Layne) Cinema Schminema – Project X (1968) August 2nd

(Barry) Cinematic Catharsis – 13 Ghosts (1960) July 29th

Classic Film and TV Cafe  A William Castle Double Feature: The Tingler and Mr. Sardonicus- An Undertaker Is Standing By In Case You Die Of Fright!  August 2

Classic Movie Hub  The Busy Body (1967) August 1st

(Jenna Berry) Classic Movie Night Ghost Story/Circle of Fear August 2

(Le) Critica Retro – Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven (1948) July 29th

(John LarRue) The Droid You’re Looking For  “William Castle Gimmick Infographic” August 1st

(Brian Schuck) Films From Beyond The Time Barrier – Strait-Jacket (1964)‘Mommie Dearest please put down that axe’ July 31st

Forgotten Films Macabre (1958) July 29th

Furious Cinema William Castle: Mad as hell movie showman’ July 29th

Goregirl’s Dungeon Fun with GIFS: The William Castle EditionJuly 29th, The Women of Castle:Goregirl’s Dungeon-YouTube: Alex North & Vic MizzyJuly 30th, The Music of Castle –July 31, Top 5 Favourite William Castle Films -August 1st

(Kristen) Journeys in Classic Film  – Spine-Tingler: The William Castle Story August 2nd

(Paul Lambertson) Lasso the Movies – The Tingler (1959) August 1st

(Joey-MonsterGirl!) The Last Drive In – House on Haunted Hill (1959) July 29th, William Castle’s Villains & Victims Scream-O Vision July 30th Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949) July 31st & Back Story: What Ever Happened to William Castle’s Baby? (Rosemary’s Baby) Aug. 2nd

(Rob Silvera) The Midnight Monster Show – Double feature Homicidal (1961) & House on Haunted Hill (1959) July 31st

(Jeff Kuykendall) Midnight Only  Bug (1975) August 2nd

(Heather Drain)  Mondo Heather 13 Frightened Girls! (1963) & Hullabaloo & Horror: A Tribute to William Castle  July 30th

(Lindsey) The Motion Pictures 
July 29th “Favorite Things About… House on Haunted Hill
July 30th Matinee (’93) A Love Letter to the films of William Castle
July 31stMacabre  August 1st Tribute to The King of the Corn William Castle

(Fritzi Kramer) Movies Silently After the Silents: Chills! Thrills! William Castle Special! August 2nd

(David Arrate) My Kind of Story-Images  It’s a small world Malcolm Shanks’  August 2nd Masterson of Kansas (1954) August 1st  It’s a Small World (1950) July 31st

The Nitrate Diva  Betrayed aka When Strangers Marry (1944) August 2nd

(Aurora) Once Upon a Screen… – The Night Walker (1964) July 29th

The Phantom Erik Episode 048: The Tingler (1959 podcast  August 2nd

Scenes From The Morgue   Showcase of newspaper ads for William Castle films August 1

(Karen) Shadows and Satin  Mysterious Intruder (1946) July 30th

(Stacia) She Blogged By Night Let’s Kill Uncle (1966) August 1st

(Ruth- R.A Kerr) Silver Screenings  The Old Dark House (1963) August 1st

(The Metzinger Sisters) Silver Scenes – “Busy Bodies: Promoting Castle’s Camp” & The Films of William Castle! July 30th

(Kristina) Speakeasy – The Houston Story (1956) July 30th

(Dorian Tenore Bartilucci) Tales of the Easily Distracted The Spirit is Willing (1967) Aug 2nd

(Vinnie Bartilucci) Tales of the Easily Distracted – ZOTZ! (1962) August 2nd

(Ivan G. Shreve) Thrilling Days of Yesteryear– The Chance of a Lifetime (1943){Boston Blackie}, The Whistler  Mark of the Whistler  Voice of the Whistler July 30th & I Saw What You Did (1965) August 1st

(Ray) Weird Flix Slaves of Babylon (1953) July 30 & The Saracen Blade (1954) August 1st

(Rich Watson) Wide Screen World  “Top 5 William Castle Gimmicks” July 29th

(Sam)Wonders in the DarkChristopher Komeda’s Score-Rosemary’s Baby (1968) August 2nd


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And a special thanks to David Arrate at My Kind of Story for these fabulous banners!


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