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There's never been anything like The Tingler before or since.
Perhaps William Castle's most outrageous film, The Tingler also stands as one of his best.
Well-made, and anyone with an appreciation for the fright flicks of yesteryear will certainly recognize it as a work of significant note.
Could well be William Castle's masterpiece.
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.
I love The Tingler. It's absolutely ridiculous but yet so much fun. I think William Castle's movies work best when the story is being ridiculous. This movie is a lot of fun and even managed to spook me a little. Really enjoyable. :)
This is one of those movies that you like because they're cheesy and silly. Castle's horror films were all gimmicky, and this one is no exception, but his gimmicks are fun and sort of give his films a cult status. I like this movie.
Scientifically sound stuff here. As most of you are aware we all have a tiny bug inside us that grows when we are scared, the only way to stop it from killing us is to scream. Screaming reduces its size. This is the wonderfully bonkers plot of The Tingler. Produced and directed by William Castle, this is a film that was made with gimmicks in mind. Castle was the kind of man to send skeletons on zip-wires and pay people to scream. It's evidenced here by an introduction by Castle. So this doesn't have the effect of the cinema, though I'm sure that was hardly terrifying itself. The film has some nice twists I didn't see coming, and Price's performance is very serious and believable. He isn't camping it up here.It takes a while to get going, but the freak-out scene had some bizarre creepy moments like a beasts arm throwing an axe. It's more interesting than it had to be, considering the gimmicks it was created for.
This cheesy fright flick from WIlliam Castle was actually better than I expected it to be, and I don't mean that in a "so bad it's good " way. Vincent Price's performance wasn't nearly as hammy as usual as a doctor studying the effects of fear on the human body. Too bad the rest of the cast were stiff as boards. The monster worm was pretty cool, and there were a couple of nice twists in the story. Or course, it also had William Castle's always over-the-top dramatics -- the first scene of the film simply headshots of people screaming. This is going to sound crazy, but it might be fun to watch this on a double bill with Michael Powell's Peeping Tom. Tom is MUCH darker and sinister, and not at all campy, but they have similar themes, and they were made around the same time. Kind of a U.S. vs. U.K. comparison.
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