Renowned for his imaginative and eccentric marketing ploys, William Castle became synonymous with delivering lurid horror films backed-up by his trademark publicity gimmicks (Illusion-O', Percepto', the Punishment Poll', Fright Breaks', etc.). WILLIAM CASTLE AT COLUMBIA, VOLUME ONE features four classic fright films from the outrageous showman's illustrious career with Columbia Pictures and presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras including Jeffrey Schwartz's acclaimed feature-length documentary Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, newly filmed introductions and appreciations, exclusive new audio commentaries, interviews with actor Pamela Lincoln and publicists Barry Lorie and Richard Kahn, archival featurettes, and much more this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 copies. Features: High Definition remasters of all four films Original mono audio Two presentations of 13 Ghosts: the original Illusion-O' presentation and the alternative black-and-white version The Tingler audio commentary by Jonathan Rigby, author of American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema, and Kevin Lyons, editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television Homicidal audio commentary by author and film historian Lee Gambin Mr Sardonicus audio commentary with Daughters of Darkness' Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger Spine-Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007, 82 mins): Jeffrey Schwartz's acclaimed documentary on Castle, featuring interviews with John Landis, Joe Dante, Roger Corman, Stuart Gordon, Leonard Maltin, Budd Boetticher, Bob Burns, David Del Valle, Fred Olen Ray and John Waters among others Larger Than Life: The Making of 'Spine-Tingler' (2007) Kim Newman on 'The Tingler' (2018): an appreciation by the critic and author of Nightmare Movies Scream for Your Lives!: William Castle and 'The Tingler' I Survived The Tingler' (2007): an interview with actor Pamela Lincoln Unleashing Percepto (2007): an interview with publicist Barry Lorie Stephen Laws Introduces 13 Ghosts' (2018): an appreciations by the acclaimed horror author The Magic of 'Illusion-O': William Castle and '13 Ghosts' Psychette: William Castle and 'Homicidal' Stephen Laws Introduces 'Homicidal' (2018) The Punishment Poll (2007): an interview with publicist Richard Kahn Taking the Punishment Poll: William Castle and 'Mr Sardonicus' Ballyhoo!: Bob Thomas recalls the time he interviewed William Castle Original theatrical trailers Trailer commentaries with Sam Hamm, Stuart Gordon and Joe Dante Promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials Limited Edition box set exclusive booklets with new essays by Kat Ellinger, Dan Whitehead, Rebecca Nicole Williams and Jo Botting, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews, and film credits UK premieres on Blu-ray Limited Edition box set of 6,000 numbered copies ...AND MORE! All extras subject to change
The 13 greatest shocks of all time! Vincent Price has one of his juiciest roles in this haunted-house thriller as millionaire playboy Frederick Loren who invites five guests out to a genuine haunted house offering them each 000 if they spend the night. Elisha Cook Jr. plays one of the guests a nervous alcoholic who has been in this house before and witnessed some terrible things. Mr. Loren's beautiful but treacherous wife (Carol Ohmart) is also present - and might be out to kill Frederick during the course of the evening; then again he might be out to kill her.
Renowned for his imaginative and eccentric marketing ploys, William Castle became synonymous with delivering lurid horror films backed-up by his trademark publicity gimmicks (Illusion-O'; Percepto'; the Punishment Poll'; Fright Breaks', etc.). WILLIAM CASTLE AT COLUMBIA VOLUME TWO features four more weird and wonderful films from the outrageous showman's illustrious career with Columbia Pictures, all presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 units. INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remasters of all four films Original mono audio Alternative presentations of The Old Dark House the black and white 1963 US theatrical presentation (87 mins); the cut-down A-certificate 1966 UK presentation (77 mins); and the complete uncut colour presentation (87 mins) Zotz! audio commentary by Diabolique Magazine's editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger 13 Frightened Girls audio commentary by Daughters of Darkness' Samm Deighan The Old Dark House audio commentary by celebrated horror and fantasy authors Kim Newman and Stephen Jones Strait-Jacket audio commentary film historians Lee Gambin and Emma Westwood Stephen Laws Introduces Zotz!' (2018): an appreciation by the acclaimed horror author Kim Newman on Ray Russell (2018): an appreciation of novelist and writer of Zotz! by the critic and author of Nightmare Movies 13 Frightened Girls: William Castle's original 'The Candy Web' opening / closing 'Danger Card' messages 13 Frightened Girls: four alternativee opening sequences created for international release versions Jonathan Rigby on The Old Dark House' and Strait-Jacket' (2018): new appreciations by the author of American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema The Old Dark House' in Eastmancolor (2018): Paul Frith, Senior Research Associate, School of Art, Media and American Studies at UEA discusses the film's cinematography Joan Had Me Fired! (2018): an interview with actor Anne Helm On the Road with Joan Crawford (2018): an interview with publicist Richard Kahn Battle-Axe: The Making of 'Strait-Jacket' (2007, 15 mins) Joan Crawford Wardrobe Tests (1964, 4 mins) Joan Crawford - Axe Test (1964, 1 min) How to Plan a Movie Murder (1964, 5 mins): star Joan Crawford, director William Castle and author Robert Bloch discuss making Strait-Jacket in this vintage piece Super 8 version of Strait-Jacket Isolated music & effects track on all four films Original theatrical trailers Strait-Jacket trailer commentary with David DeCoteau 13 Frightened Girls original UK trailer introduction Alternative 13 Frightened Girls 'The Candy Web' trailer Promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited Edition box set exclusive booklets for each film with new essays by Joe Jordan, Rachael Nisbet, James Oliver and John Oliver, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews and film credits World and UK premieres on Blu-ray Limited Edition box set of 6,000 numbered units All extras subject to change
A Bucket of Blood: Coffee bar waiter Walter Paisley (Dick Miller) is hailed as an artist for his amazingly lifelike sculptures. Unbeknownst to his customers his art is achieved by murdering his models and covering them in clay. Said by many to be a cult actor Dick Miller's finest hour A Bucket of Blood is a superb semi-spoof of the dead-bodies-in-the-wax-museum genre. The House On Haunted Hill: Vincent Price has one of his juiciest roles in this haunted-house thrille
Classic sci-fi thriller produced and directed by cult filmmaker William Castle (The Tingler). A secret agent is brought back from cryogenic suspension after surviving a plane crash during a mission, in order to uncover a secret germ formula that had been hidden away years earlier. As part of the plan, through a complex scientific charade the agent is convinced that he s a gangster living in the year 1968. But the vital memories are being suppressed, so the authorities use ultra-advanced technologies to uncover the secret. The film boasts top-notch special effects and a cast of great character actors, including Henry Jones, Harold Gould and Monte Markham.
A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.
Vincent Price stars in this classic haunted house screamer from director William Castle. Five guests are invited to a haunted house party by millionaire playboy Frederick Loren (Price) and his glamorous but scheming wife Annabelle (Carol Ohmart). The plot unfolds to reveal the manipulative couple have turned the party into a contest as each guest is offered $10 000 to spend just one night in ""the only truly haunted house in the World"". What starts out as a party soon evolves into a ni
The Terror (Dir. Roger Corman 1963): A lieutentant in Napoleon's army (a young Jack Nicholson) traces a mysterious woman to a castle on the Baltic coast and finds himself trapped by a mad baron (Boris Karloff). This highly enjoyable atmopsheric slice of low-budget horror from the great Roger Corman was also reportedly directed at points by future talents Francis Coppola and Peter Bogdanovich. Zombie The Hitch-hiker (Dir. Ida Lupino 1953): Brilliantly directed
Consult your doctor! Bring your seat belts! Millionaire playboy Frederick Loren invites five guests out to a genuine haunted house offering them each $10 000 if they spend the night. Amongst the inivited is Watson Pritchard (Elisha Cook Jr) a nervous alcoholic who has been in this house before and witnessed some terrible things. Mr. Loren's beautiful but treacherous wife (Carol Ohmart) is also present - and might be out to kill Frederick during the course of the evening; t
Nine classic horror movies of the Silver Screen era. The Corpse Vanishes (Dir. Wallace Fox 1942): Bela Lugosi plays a botanist who sends orchids to blushing brides on their wedding days. But they are not around to enjoy the reception as Bela kidnaps them to use their glandular fluids to rejuvenate his wife... Horror Hotel (Dir. John Llewellyn Moxey 1960): Young college student Nan Barlow (Stevenson) uses her winter vacation to research a paper on witchcraft in New
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This box set of cheesy delights includes six of the greatest low-budget horror flicks ever made. Each of these classics is introduced by Peterson who has dusted off her trademark gothic beehive and voluptuous vamp suit to write and record intros and outros for each film. Carnival of Souls (Dir. Herk Harvey's 1962): Three friends are out for a day's drive when they accept a drag challenge. Their car is forced off a bridge and plunges in to a river. with all three appearing to have drowned. Eventually Mary resurfaces and makes her way into town where she accepts a job as a church organist but a mysterious phantom figure begins to dog her every move. Dementia 13 (Dir. Francis Ford Coppola 1963): John Haloran dies from a heart attack leaving his wife Louise with something of a problem; she won't get to inherit any of the Haloran family money when Lady Haloran dies if John is already dead. So Louise forges a letter from John in order to convince the rest of his family that he has been called away urgently on business to New York whilst she journeys to the ghostly ancestral home in Ireland. It is her intention to ingratiate herself into the family and ensure a cut of the inheritance but things don't go as she had planned... Night of the Living Dead (Dir. George A. Romero 1968): The story begins casually enough; a brother and sister go to visit the grave of their father in a remote graveyard in the woods. There a strange man grabs at O'Dea and her brother rushes to her defense at which the man bites him and knocks him out. Terrified the girl jumps in the car and speeds to a nearby farm house to get help. She goes inside and the house appears to be deserted and the phone disconnected. She looks out the window and to her horror she sees the man trying to get inside the house! That is just the beginning of the seminal horror movie that is Night Of The Living Dead! House on Haunted Hill (Dir. William Castle 1959): Millionaire playboy Frederick Loren invites five guests out to a genuine haunted house offering them each $10 000 if they spend the night. Amongst the inivited is Watson Pritchard a nervous alcoholic who has been in this house before and witnessed some terrible things. Mr. Loren's beautiful but treacherous wife is also present - and might be out to kill Frederick during the course of the evening; then again he might be out to kill her... Severed heads a skeleton an acid vat ghostly screams and a noose that creeps around on its own and strangles unsuspecting victims are just some of the treats on show. The Little Shop of Horrors (Dir. Roger Corman 1959): Seymour Krelbourne works at a struggling flower shop where he shows the owner Gravis Mushnick a plant hybrid he has been working on. Named Audrey II in honour of Audrey Fulguard the plant proves an instant attraction as business booms almost overnight. Delighted Mushnick invites Seymour and Audrey out for a celebratory meal but Audrey already has a date with her boyfriend and Seymour needs to care for his ailing plant. Seymour soon realises that the only thing that can keep Audrey II alive is human blood... and that Audrey II's appetite is growing with her size! The Brain That Wouldn't Die (Dir. Joseph Green 1962): Jan Compton (Virginia Leith) literally loses her head in a fiery car crash and awakens as a monstrosity. Herb (a.k.a. Jason) Evers is Jan's fianc transplant specialist Bill Cortner who is driven to keep the head alive at any cost until he can find a suitably voluptuous replacement body. Locked in a closet by Bill and his assistant Kurt (Leslie Daniels) is yet another monster. A nightmarish patchwork of previous mistakes that becomes Jan's ally in bloody revenge.
Titles Comprise: 1. Bride Of The Monster 2. The Devil Bat 3. House On The Haunted Hill 4. The Last Man On Earth
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