William Castle, Producer: House on Haunted Hill. William Castle was born on April 24, 1914 in New York City, New York, USA as William Schloss. He was a producer and director, known for House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Tingler (1959) and 13 Ghosts (1960). He was married to Ellen. He died on May 31, 1977 in Los Angeles, California, USA.