The Caidin Film Company is an independent holding company responsible for the management of many early films originally released through United Artists.
Film collector Stanley Caidin acquired the rights to a considerable part of UA's pre-1952 back catalog that had mainly been under the ownership of the films' respective producers. To that end, Caidin established a company to manage this portion of the library so they can continue to be seen by future generations.
Distribution of the Caidin library has passed on through different companies, beginning with Castle Hill Productions, and later with Castle Hill successor Westchester Films, under the supervision of Julian Schlossberg. Additional distribution and sales are in part by either Janus Films, DreamWorks Classics, or Warner Bros..
In 2014, the Caidin library became the property of Shout! Factory via its acquisition of Westchester Films.
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1st (only?) Logo (1986)
Logo: On a black background, "In Association With", in gold, flies up from the bottom of the screen and stops at the upper half. "Caidin Film Company", in a slightly different shade of gold, flies down from the top of the screen and stops at the bottom half, where they stay for the rest of the logo.
FX/SFX/Cheesy Factor: The movements of the texts, which look somewhat cheap.
Music/Sounds: A twinkling synth theme.
Availability: Only known to be seen on the 1986 Warner Home Video VHS release of wHollywood Ghost Stories.
Scare Factor: Low to medium.