SHOWMANSHIP: THE CINEMA OF WILLIAM CASTLE by Joe Jordan

By Joe Jordan

William citadel was once cinema’s Abominable Showman – the promoting genius who suggestion “outside the coffin” to dream up outrageous public family members gimmicks, comparable to PERCEPTO! and EMERGO! He used to be additionally the proficient director of fifty-six characteristic movies, from the movie Noir whilst Strangers Marry and the Whistler mysteries to Westerns, swashbucklers, and – his fearsome uniqueness – celebrated shockers, akin to residence on Haunted Hill, Strait-Jacket, Homicidal, and The Tingler.

Author Joe Jordan offers exhaustive scholarly research of every of Castle’s directorial efforts, in addition to construction historical past, little-known anecdotes, and succinct plot synopses.

“Joe Jordan dissects the movies of William fort with scrumptious abandon, as though he wields the razor fringe of Joan Crawford’s awl from Strait-Jacket. Like cutting tendons from marrow, he carves into the masterful showman’s paintings with surgical precision and pulls the masks from the myths. a real mystery from A-Z. hardly ever a shadow misses his myopic scrutiny. each web page retains you at the fringe of your seat.” – David W. Menefee, Pulitzer nominated writer of Wally: the real Wallace Reid Story.

“Fills within the lacking ‘Fright holiday’ in each horror aficionado’s movie library!” – Lucy Chase Williams, writer of the full movies of Vincent Price.

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