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The Tingler

4 Ratings: 3.8
A movie directed by William Castle

This delightful gimmick film from producer-director William Castle stars Vincent Price as Dr. Chapin, a scientist who discovers a caterpillarlike parasite that grows in the human spine when someone is afraid and that, unless they scream, can grow large … see full wiki

Director: William Castle
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Release Date: July 29, 1959
MPAA Rating: Unrated
3 reviews about The Tingler
review by . July 24, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
***1/2 out of ****     It's almost impossible to imagine that any horror fan would not find "The Tingler" to be a fun, admirably campy horror flick. It opens with a monologue of warning from its director, William Castle, who seems to be telling us of what a gift it is to be able to simply scream. Watching the film only helped me to realize, furthermore, what he meant by this.    Castle made his movie for fans of the genre, and fans of science-fiction too. …
review by . August 04, 2011
In one of the very best of William Castle's popular B-horror offerings, the matchless Vincent Price stars as an obsessive pathologist who discovers the existence of a creature that lives in the human body, grows when its host experiences extreme terror and can only be diminished by the noise of a scream!      Despite its notoriously poor special effects (strings are quite visible!) and Castle's conventional direction, this kitsch classic is enlivened by compelling performances, …
review by . November 02, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Price & Castle were like Barnum & Bailey!     Cons: the monster, pretty lame     The Bottom Line: "It leaves no marks in spite of sparks   And so touch has become the Tingler   Touch is the Tingler"   Blondie     What a tremendously campy film starring Vincent Price as the mortician for the prison system, Judith Evelyn as the deaf mute silent film theater owner, Philip Coolidge as her husband, …
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