Recommended reading: William Castle Blogathon contributions!

Today is the final day of the William Castle Blogathon! Originally I had planned to contribute a review of Strait-Jacket to round out my contributions to the celebration, but I wasn’t able to get a hold of the film as planned, so instead I’m going to share with you 10 of my favorites of the many great posts contributed by others to the blogathon! Silver … Continue reading Recommended reading: William Castle Blogathon contributions!

King of the Corn: A tribute to William Castle

“Classics of the Corn” is one of the most popular series on TMP. Today I’m bringing a special (and quite different) post to the series. Usually COTC has me making mildly witty musings on films that are completely packed with cheese, but today, to celebrate the 54th anniversary of the release of one of the greatest horror-corn films of all time, The Tingler, I’d like … Continue reading King of the Corn: A tribute to William Castle

Classics of the Corn: Macabre (1958)

A note from Lindsey: This is my third time viewing Macabre. I decided to give it another watch in honor of The William Castle blogathon, which I am contributing to every day until August 2, in tribute to one of my absolute favorite directors! “Ladies and gentlemen, for the next hour and fifteen minutes, you will be shown things so terrifying that the management of … Continue reading Classics of the Corn: Macabre (1958)

Matinee: A cinematic love letter to the films of William Castle

As a movie lover, I love watching films that were made by fellow movie lovers with “our people” (all of the film-crazed beings of the world) in mind. Matinee by Joe Dante is one of those films. Released in 1993 and set in 1962, Matinee is focused on the Cold War experience in Key West, Florida. The first characters we meet, Gene and Dennis Loomis, … Continue reading Matinee: A cinematic love letter to the films of William Castle

Favorite things about… House on Haunted Hill (1959)

A note from Lindsey: Today is my birthday, and it is also the anniversary of the release of William Castle’s The Tingler! How lucky am I to share a birthday with one of my favorite films? To celebrate the release of that fantastic film (which I’ve already done a Favorite Things About… post for) and Castle’s work as a whole, I’m going to be spending … Continue reading Favorite things about… House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Favorite things about… The Tingler

The favorite film: The Tingler, a 1959 Columbia Pictures horror/sci-fi flick written by Robb White and directed by William Castle The synopsis: Dr. Warren Chapin has a solid job conducting autopsies on executed prisoners. On the side, he’s a bit of a mad scientist, formulating theories about fear. He sees fear as a creature living inside every single person – a creature he calls “the … Continue reading Favorite things about… The Tingler