Directed a production of "Dracula".
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He purchased the film rights to Ira Levin
's novel "Rosemary's Baby", but Paramount Pictures would give him the green light for the project only if he didn't direct--the studio feared that his reputation as a director of low-budget gimmick horror films would harm the project. Roman Polanski
was finally selected to direct while Castle, as producer, was allowed to make a significant cameo appearance.
Famous (infamous?) for gimmick-laden films, often with over-hyped effects, such as the "Tingler" (a vibrating device attached to theatre seats).