From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Shanks (1974, USA) is a Horror film directed by William Castle.


Main Details

  • Released on October 9, 1974
  • Color
  • Running Time: 93 Min.
  • Production and Distribution Co: Paramount Pictures
  • Directed by William Castle
  • Written by Rahnald Graham
  • Starring Marcel Marceau, Tsilla Chelton, Philippe Clay
  • Produced by William Castle, Steven North, Sheldon Schrager
  • Original Music by Alex North
  • Cinematography by Joseph F. Biroc
  • Film Editing by David Berlatsky

Plot Summary

  • A mute puppeteer uses a deceased scientist's invention to control dead bodies like puppets.


  • A new concept in the macabre in which the Good come out of the grave and the Evil are sent to fill the vacancy.
  • Deliciously Grotesque.
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