The William Castle Blogathon Update!

William Castle Blogathon Banner No.1

The William Castle Blogathon hosted by Jo over at The Last Drive In and yours truly is coming and we have a pile of updates for you. There are several new contributors and an impressive range of titles chosen. I really am psyched about the enthusiasm for Mr. Castle! Every last one of you are fecking awesome! I have included an updated list of participants below. What will your Castle-loving hosts be up to? Jo will be covering House on Haunted Hill (1959), Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949), and Back Story: What Ever Happened to William Castle’s Baby? (Rosemary’s Baby). I will be doing “The Women of Castle“, “The Music of Castle” and “Top Five Favourite Castle Films“.

David Arrate over at My Kind of Story created a new banner featuring It’s a Small World (1950) as well as a side banner featuring Shanks (1974). Feel free to use these if you want to help promote the blogathon. I highly recommend checking out David’s Shanks (1974) Tumblr post here!

side banner

Castle Blogathon Banner

At the top of this page was one of a quartet of delightful banners created by Jo. These banners were posted with my original announcement; you can access the other three here.

Ruth over at Silver Screenings will be reviewing The Old Dark House (1963). Check out the trailer…

Dorian over at Tales of the Easily Distracted will be reviewing The Spirit is Willing (1967). Check out the trailer…

Rob Silvera over at The Midnight Monster Show will be reviewing Homicidal (1961) & House on Haunted Hill (1959).


House on Haunted Hill

Paul over at Lasso the Movies will be reviewing The Tingler (1959).

The Tingler

Heather Drain over at Mondo Heather will be reviewing 13 Frightened Girls! (1963) & Bio.

13 Frightened Girls

Stacia over at She Blogged By Night will be reviewing Let’s Kill Uncle (1966). Check out the trailer…

Jeff Kuykendall over at Midnight Only will be reviewing Bug (1975). Check out the trailer…

(Lindsey) The Motion Pictures -Tribute
(Gwen) Movies Silently– The Crime Doctor & The Whistler
(Vinnie) Tales of the Easily Distracted -Zotz! (1962)
(David Arrate) My Kind of Story-Images – Shanks (1974), It’s a Small World (1950) & Masterson of Kansas (1954)
(Brian Schuck) Films From Beyond The Time Barrier– Strait-Jacket (1964)
Furious Cinema – TBD
(Kristina) Speakeasy The Houston Story (1956)
(Aurora) Once Upon a Screen – The Night Walker (1964)
Classic Movie Hub– The Busy Body (1967)
(Karen) Shadows and Satin– Mysterious Intruder (1946)
The Nitrate Diva – When Strangers Marry (1944)
Forgotten Films-Macabre (1958)
(Barry) Cinematic Catharsis -13 Ghosts (1960)
(Misty Layne) Cinema Schminema – Project X (1968)
(Ivan) Thrilling Days of Yesteryear– I Saw What You Did (1965), The Chance of a Lifetime (1943)
(Rich) Wide Screen World – Top 5 William Castle Gimmicks
(Steve Habrat) Anti-Film School – Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
(John LaRue) The Droid You’re Looking For – Visual Feature (various films)
(J. Murphy) Basement Screams – TBD
(Ray) Weird Flix – Slaves of Babylon (1953) & The Saracen Blade (1954)
(Toby Roan) 50 Westerns – The Law vs Billy the Kid (1954)
(Jenna Berry) Classic Movie Night – Ghost Story/Circle of Fear
(Le) Critica Retro – Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven (1948)
(Kristen) Journeys in Classic Film – Spine-Tingler: The William Castle Story
(The Metzinger Sisters) Silver Scenes – Busy Bodies: Promoting Castle’s Camp & The Films of William Castle

11 Responses to “The William Castle Blogathon Update!”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing my banners! I just updated the link over at my website to reflect the update. For anyone interested, hi-res versions can be viewed and/or obtained…


    and here:

    I’m very excited to be a part of this blogathon, as I’ve only recently come to appreciate William Castle more than ever before. This should be lots of fun.

    • goregirl Says:

      Thanks for the links Mr. Arrate…looking forward to your contributions…especially your Shanks review πŸ™‚

  2. Here’s a third banner with Dale Paullin (aka Paul Dale) and Todd Karns smoking cigarettes in “It’s a Small World”:

  3. I β™₯ Goregirl’s Dungeon!

    You should sell shirts with that on it!!

    • goregirl Says:

      Hey!…How’d you make that heart? Ha! Ha! Thanks Isaac! You and my mom will be the first two on my mailing list πŸ™‚

      • Hey on a PC it’s the ALT key and the number 3 on your ten key at the same time. On a Mac it’s a little more tricky but we can do it : )

  4. Super lineup! Can’t wait to read the posts on Zotz and 13 Ghosts…those are childhood favorites of mine.

    • goregirl Says:

      There are some really excellent blogs participating…I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with! 13 Ghosts was a favourite when I was a kid too.

  5. That “Visual Feature” guy really needs to get his stuff together.

  6. […] to the horror films to, of course, the Sam Katzman Westerns.Β So I was happy to hear about the upcoming William Castle Blogathon, and even happier to be invited to play […]

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