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Dr. Warren Chapin is a pathologist who regularly conducts autopsies on executed prisoners at the State prison. He has a theory that fear is the result of a creature that inhabits all of us. His theory is that the creature is suppressed by our ability to scream when fear strikes us. He gets a chance to test his theories when he meets Ollie and Martha Higgins, who own and operate a second-run movie theater. Martha is deaf and mute and if she is unable to scream, extreme fear should make the creature, which Chapin has called the Tingler, come to life and grow. Using LSD to induce nightmares, he begins his experiment. Written by
In Oct. 1959, Columbia Pictures distributed this film on a double bill with Juke Box Rhythm (1959). Filmed May 18-June 1 1959. See more »
When Vincent Price takes the LSD he looks at his watch and reports the time as 8:03, but his watch shows the time as being about 10:08. See more »
Dr. Warren Chapin:
Ladies and gentlemen, just a word of warning. If any of you are not convinced that you have a tingler of your own, the next time you're frightened in the dark... don't scream.
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Don't be ashamed about opening your mouth and letting rip with all you've got...
...because the person in the seat next to you will probably be screaming too!
You've got to love this campy cult classic from William Castle. Vincent Price is great as always, but the supporting characters are really good also, which can sometimes be hard to find in this kind of movie.
The opening 'screaming' sequence can be a little annoying, but it's all in keeping with the fun you have watching this classic.
Be ready to laugh!
8 out of 10
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