Ghastly Beyond Belief!
After much hard work, a pathologist discovers and captures a creature that lives in every vertebrate and grows when fear grips its host. "Scream for your lives!"
"The Tingler is the best movie ever made. Period." - John Waters
He's right. ;-)
Vincent Price is awesome as the what is essentially the Mad Scientist role, it is an interesting look and consideration of what is fear and how does the body react.
Very far fetched but it does have a couple of nice plot twists and you are never very sure what is going to happen right up until the end.
What a fun flick! Vincent Price is both charming and somewhat menacing in this Mad Doctor-Crime -SciFi movie. And it is a bit of a Frankenstein monster this one, stitched together with a ludicrous gimmick that, to the testament of the writing, acting and direction, still amuses even though Percepto is long gone
This would be awesome in a theater with rigged seats.
On our honeymoon, 'Becca'lise and I had the distinct pleasure of seeing this film at the Cinémathèque Française on a double-bill with The House On Haunted Hill as part of a tribute to director William Castle. In keeping with Castle tradition, all attendees had to sign a faux life insurance policy in case we "died of fright". They also did their best to recreate some of the in-theater gimmicks like Emergo, the skeleton that appears at a vital moment in The House On Haunted Hill. Though it was far too expensive to rig the seats with buzzers for the climax of The Tingler, they found ways to make it fun. Why don't more theaters do this shit? Screw 3D, I'd take Emergo over the Na'vi any day of the week! How this film has not been remade yet? This is body-horror a full two decades before David Cronenberg!
Good for a laugh!
The only scene I like is the scene in the bathroom where you can see the red blood.
Superb stuff, fun, funny and entertaining as hell.