Directed a production of "Dracula".
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He emulated Alfred Hitchcock
. This included the practice of appearing in the trailers, and even making cameo appearances in his films. He went so far as to create a trademark silhouette that showed him in a director's chair and in profile with a cigar. Hitchcock noticed the big grosses for Castle's low-budget House on Haunted Hill
(1959), which led him to return the "favor" by taking a page from ...
Famous (infamous?) for gimmick-laden films, often with over-hyped effects, such as in The Tingler
(1959) (a vibrating device attached to theater seats).