The Tingler (1959)
Average Rating: 5.9/10
Reviews Counted: 14
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 4
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Release Date: Jul 29, 1959 Limited
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 4,876
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
Jul 29, 1959 Limited
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Like any genius pitchman, Castle straddles the line between carnival barker and conceptual artist
How any red-blooded American could hear 'Vincent Price's acid trip,' and not fall over themselves rushing to find a copy of the movie is beyond my comprehension.
The Tingler is more gimmick than movie and it lacks the level of tension and terror of other productions, but the showmanship is still a lot of fun.
Better than average Castle thriller with a wonderfully campy Vincent Price.
Real shock schlock.
A wonderful William Castle excursion, that is best seen in theaters unless you can wire your seats at home.
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