The William Castle Film Collection
Gimmick king William Castle added a "Fear Break" before the climax of "Homicidal" (1961), a gender-bending horror tale about a woman who pays a hotel bellhop to marry her, then murders the justice of the peace before plotting to gain a family inheritance. Jean Arless (aka actress Joan Marshall), Glenn Corbett star. Next, "Mr. Sardonicus" (1961) tells of a greedy 19th-century count whose face froze in a grimace after he defiled his father's grave to retrieve a winning lottery ticket. Guy Rolfe stars. Then, the murder of a Russian spy could spell trouble for the female students of a Swiss boarding school, in "13 Frightened Girls!" (1963). Kathy Dunn, Murray Hamilton star. AKA: "The Candy Web." And, a woman (Joan Crawford) who spent 20 years in the booby hatch for the axe murders of her husband and his love finally finds peace--until dead bodies start popping, in "Strait-Jacket" (1964), a classic Castle shocker penned by Robert Bloch ("Psycho"). Five-disc set also includes "The Tingler," "13 Ghosts" (1960), "Zotz!," and "The Old Dark House" (1963). 11 1/2 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; featurettes; theatrical trailers; alternate openings; bonus "Ghost Story" episodes; more.
- William Castle
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- DVD Widescreen
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- Cast: Ronald Lewis, Tom Poston, Glenn Corbett, Julia Meade, Audrey Dalton, Robert Morley, Patricia Breslin, Jean Arless, Janette Scott, Jim Backus, Guy Rolfe, Fred Clark, Oscar Homolka, Joyce Grenfell, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce, Vladimir Sokoloff, Cecil Kellaway, Peter Bull, Richard Rust, Erika Peters, Mervyn Johns, Zeme North, Lorna Hanson, Fenella Fielding... More