Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Fine Art of Sequential Credits :: William Castle's Macabre (1958)

As I've stated elsewhere, William Castle's Macabre isn't all that great, but that doesn't mean it's a complete waste of time either. Far from it. A bit clumsy, structurally, sure, with all those flashbacks inside of flashback after flashback, causing this tale of kidnapping and buried secrets to almost derail itself. BUT! It never does, not quite, and the ultimate twist works even though the execution of it was rather blundered. Besides, the whole thing is worth it to get to those adorable closing credits anyway! Take a look: 

"We trust there have been no casualties. 
And that you all are in the best of health."

Yeah, you’ll never get to cash in your Fright Insurance policy, but Macabre is still definitely worth a spin.

Other Points of Interest:

Macabre (1958) William Castle Productions :: Allied Artists / P: William Castle / D: William Castle / W: Robb White, Theo Durrant (Novel) / C: Carl E. Guthrie / E: John F. Schreyer / M: Les Baxter / S: William Prince, Jim Backus, Christine White, Jacqueline Scott, Susan Morrow, Ellen Corby


Unknown said...

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W.B. Kelso said...

I thank you!

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