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William Castle (1914–1977)


William Castle was born on April 24, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA as William Schloss. He was a director and producer, known for House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Tingler (1959) and 13 Ghosts (1960). He was married to Ellen. He died on May 31, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1974 Shanks
 1968 Project X
 1967 The Busy Body
 1964 Strait-Jacket
 1962 Zotz!
 1961 Homicidal
 1960 13 Ghosts
 1959 The Tingler
 1958 Man with a Camera (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Macabre
 1958 Target (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Breaking Point (1958)
 1957 The Californians (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1957 Men of Annapolis (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Mail Call (1957)
- Change of Face (1957)
- The Challenge (1957)
- Ship's Log (1957)
 1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Who Is This Man? (1956)
 1956 Uranium Boom
 1956 The Man Called X (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Assassination (1956)
 1955 The Americano
 1953 Fort Ti
 1951 The Fat Man
 1949 Undertow
 1944 The Whistler
 1943 Klondike Kate
 1943 Black Marketing (Documentary short)
 1939 Coney Island (Documentary short)
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Show Show Actor (18 credits)
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (5 credits)
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Other Works:

Stage: Directed a production of "Dracula".

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 7 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Billy Castle | Bill Castle | William C. Castle
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Personal Quote:

We all have a common interest, bigger and more horrible monsters - and I'm just the monster to bring them to you.

Trivia:

His daughter Terry Castle co-produced and consulted on the remakes of two of his films to make the plot even more frightening: House on Haunted Hill (1999) and Thir13en Ghosts (2001). See more »

Trademark:

Directed B-movies with low-budget, yet over-the-top gimmics in both production and promotion. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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