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Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (8-Nov-2007)

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

Music: Michael Cudahy

Producer: Jeffrey Schwarz

Keywords: Documentary, Filmmaking, Biography

The life and work of William Castle, B-horror director and producer. His is best known for his gimmick films, such as The Tingler (1959) for which theatergoer's seats were fitted with a buzzer. In 1968 he produced Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby. Thoroughly engrossing documentary; family members an an array of Hollywood personalities contribute.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Forrest J. Ackerman
24-Nov-1916 4-Dec-2008 Mr. Science Fiction
John Badham
Film Director
25-Aug-1939   Saturday Night Fever
Diane Baker
25-Feb-1938   Mirage
Budd Boetticher
Film Director
29-Jul-1916 29-Nov-2001 Seven Men From Now
William Castle
Film Director
24-Apr-1914 31-May-1977 House on Haunted Hill
Roger Corman
Film/TV Producer
5-Apr-1926   Frankenstein Unbound
Joan Crawford
23-Mar-1905 10-May-1977 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Joe Dante
Film Director
28-Nov-1946   The 'burbs
Ralph Edwards
Game Show Host
13-Jun-1913 16-Nov-2005 This Is Your Life
Mia Farrow
9-Feb-1945   Rosemary's Baby
Stuart Gordon
Film Director
11-Aug-1947   Re-Animator
Cary Grant
18-Jan-1904 29-Nov-1986 North by Northwest
Anne Helm
12-Sep-1938   Follow That Dream
Darryl Hickman
28-Jul-1931   The Happy Years
Alfred Hitchcock
Film Director
13-Aug-1899 29-Apr-1980 Master of Suspense
Adolf Hitler
Head of State
20-Apr-1889 30-Apr-1945 Chancellor of Germany, 1933-45
John F. Kennedy
Head of State
29-May-1917 22-Nov-1963 35th US President, 1961-63
John Landis
Film Director
3-Aug-1950   An American Werewolf in London
Bela Lugosi
20-Oct-1882 16-Aug-1956 Dracula
Leonard Maltin
18-Dec-1950   Film critic
Marcel Marceau
Performance Artist
22-Mar-1923 22-Sep-2007 Mime, created Bip the clown
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
First Lady
28-Jul-1929 19-May-1994 Wife of John F. Kennedy
Roman Polanski
Film Director
18-Aug-1933   Chinatown
Vincent Price
27-May-1911 25-Oct-1993 Master of the macabre
Fred Olen Ray
Film Director
10-Sep-1954   Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
Jacqueline Scott
1935   Character actress
John Waters
Film Director
22-Apr-1946   Hairspray
Orson Welles
6-May-1915 10-Oct-1985 Citizen Kane


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