The Tingler

The Tingler

A FILM BY: William Castle
WRITTEN BY: Robb White
STARRING: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman

We have nothing to fear but fear itself in William Castle’s shlock masterpiece, a proto-Cronenbergian exploration of terror as a literal bodily manifestation destroying us from the inside out. Vincent Price stars as an ethically flexible coroner whose efforts to get to the bottom of what makes us tingle encompass murder, mayhem, and cinema’s first LSD trip. One of the bad doctor’s patients is the deaf-mute wife of a cinema operator—a silent cinema operator, which is a surefire sign that he’s a certified weirdo in Eisenhower-era America. Many scenes were photographed at John Hampton’s Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles, later the site of the Cinefamily. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1959
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 82 mins
Format: 35mm