House On Haunted Hill (1959)

WILLIAM CASTLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   USA, 1959.  William Castle Productions.  Screenplay by Robb White.  Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie.  Produced by William Castle.  Music by Von Dexter.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Costume Design by Norah Sharpe, Roger J. Weinberg.  Film Editing by Roy V. Livingston. One of the most beloved of William Castle’s ghoulish horror films, set in a…

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Rollercoaster (1977)

JAMES GOLDSTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA, 1977.  Universal Pictures.  Story by Sanford Sheldon, Richard Levinson, William Link, Screenplay by Richard Levinson, William Link, suggested by a story by Tommy Cook.  Cinematography by David M. Walsh.  Produced by Jennings Lang.  Music by Lalo Schifrin.  Production Design by Henry Bumstead.  Costume Design by Burton Miller.  Film Editing by Edward A. Biery, Richard M. Sprague….

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Queen Of Outer Space (1958)

EDWARD BERNDS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 1958.  Allied Artists Pictures.  Screenplay by Charles Beaumont, based on the story Queen Of The Universe by Ben Hecht.  Cinematography by William P. Whitley.  Produced by Ben Schwalb.  Music by Marlin Skiles.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Film Editing by William Austin. Familiarity with 50s science-fiction camp still can’t prepare you…

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Riot In Cell Block 11 (1954)

DON SIEGEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 1954.  Walter Wanger Productions.  Story and Screenplay by Richard Collins.  Cinematography by Russell Harlan.  Produced by Walter Wanger.  Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Film Editing by Bruce B. Pierce Early Don Siegel action film that takes the high number of prison riots in the headlines at the time and creates great…

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The Bat (1959)

CRANE WILBUR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1959.  Liberty Pictures.  Story and Screenplay by Crane Wilbur, based on the play by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood.  Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc.  Produced by C.J. Tevlin.  Music by Louis Forbes.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Film Editing by William Austin.   Agnes Moorehead plays a famous writer who comes to a small, peaceful town and rents…

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World Without End (1956)

EDWARDS BERNDS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 1956.  Allied Artists Pictures.  Screenplay by Edward Bernds.  Cinematography by Ellsworth Fredericks.  Produced by Richard V. Heermance.  Music by Leith Stevens.  Production Design by Dave Milton.  Film Editing by Eda Warren. This is the kind of hilarious science-fiction B-picture that features giant spiders made of foam attacking innocent bystanders. A spaceship crash-lands on…

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