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Written by Robb White

Directed by William Castle

A Columbia Picture

Starring:  Vincent Price (Dr. Warren Chapin); Phillip Coolidge (Oliver Higgins); Darryl Hickman (David Morris); Patricia Cutts (Isobel Chapin); Pamela Lincoln (Lucy Stevens); Judith Evelyn (Martha Higgins); William Castle (Himself)

MV5BMjA4MDgxNzE4Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODU5MTMyMQ@@._V1_SX214_AL_             As we’ve already discussed in our look at Mr. Sardonicus, William Castle was a master at many things, filmmaking not being one of them.  Oh, he had verve and imagination enough to sell his films and turn them into money-making crowd-pleasers, which is a good thing because without that trait it is doubtful that anyone would’ve bought a ticket.  Of course, one shouldn’t run away with the idea that Castle was an incompetent director (this isn’t Ed Wood we’re talking about); his films are no worse than the films that Roger Corman was releasing at the time (and I would argue that many of Castle’s films, including The…

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