William Castle Horror Collection (1960-1963) – By Jason S. Lockard

 

Director William Castle’s career spanned 35 years and included everything from westerns to crime thrillers, but people like me will remember him for his horror films. Castle films are known for the gimmick that always was included! Now Mill Creek Entertainment releases a collection of Castle Horror Classics.

Our Rating System:

****=Don’t Miss it!
***=Worth a look.
**=An Ok way to spend an evening.
*=You haven’t missed anything.

Disc 1:

13 Ghosts (1960) – A  poor family inherit a ramshackle house from an eccentric uncle. They soon realise their new residence comes complete with a spooky housekeeper, plus a fortune in buried treasure and 12 horrifying ghosts. ***

13 Frightened Girls (1963) – The girls of a Swiss boarding school are all daughters of diplomats. One in particular finds out that she has a knack for espionage, and uncovers the murder of a Russian diplomat. **

Disc 2:

Mr. Sardonicus (1961) – A man unearths his father’s corpse in order to retrieve a winning lottery ticket. But the jackpot comes with a price: his face is frozen permanently into a hideous grin. Now he enlists his one-eyed servant to help him lift the curse. ***

Homicidal (1961) – In the small town of Solvang, there’s a killer on the loose and the nurse taking care of a wheelchair bound stroke victim has a bedside manner is to die for. ***

The Old Dark House (1963) – An American car salesman is invited to spend the weekend at the Femm Estate. The Femms, trapped in the house due to an ancestor’s will, live in fear as they are taken out one at a time. The salesmen must figure out who the killer is before he becomes a victim himself! **

This 2 disc DVD set presents all of these films in widescreen format. The audio and video quality is really good. The DVD menu is easy to access. That’s five William Castle classic horror films for under fifteen bucks! You can’t beat that with a stick! I highly suggest you head over to www.MillCreekEnt.com and pick up a copy today!

Moral Rating: violence / scary images
Audience: teens and adults
Genre: horror
Length: over 7 hours
DVD Released: 2015
DVD Rating: A