31 Days of Horror: The posters of William Castle

William Castle #2

Picture courtesy of WilliamCastle.com

Today, William Castle is remembered almost exclusively for his horror films and the gimmickry that accompanied them. However, by the time Castle released his first notable fright flick – 1958’s Macabre – he was already the journeyman director of nearly 40 films ranging from noirs to mysteries to a slew of westerns. (continue reading)

Yet despite an eclectic filmmography that spans four decades, Castle will always be remembered for the horror films he made during a relatively brief period of his career. Those are the movies we’re paying tribute to today with a collection of posters exhibiting the carnival barker spirit of Castle, a throwback showman who used everything from flying skeletons to insurance policies for “death by fright” to put butts into buzzer-rigged seats.

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