Episode 8 - Idol Worship: William Castle
You've gotta have a gimmick! To mark the first ever "Idol Worship" installment of the show, Peaches and Michael are feeling a certain tingle as they celebrate the legacy of foundational filmmaker William Castle! In addition to discussing Castle's staggering filmography (THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, THIRTEEN GHOSTS, HOMICIDAL, to name a few), our hosts dig into this legendary auteur's flair for showmanship that inspired a whole generation of monster kids. Joining the conversation is famed producer and William Castle's daughter, Terry Castle, as well as her son, filmmaker Kyle Newell, who share stories of what it's like to grow up in a family whose lineage is committed to fright. Then, acclaimed director Chelsea Stardust stops by to talk about the profound impact Castle has had on her own work...and how his influence continues to be felt in the horror films of today. From Joan Crawford to electrified seats, this episode has it all! Go!