Scream for your lives!

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The Tingler is a 1959 horror-thriller film produced and directed by William Castle…starring Vincent Price, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts, Pamela Lincoln, Philip Coolidge, and Judith Evelyn.

The film tells the story of a scientist who discovers a parasite in human beings, called a “Tingler”, which feeds on fear. The creature earned its name by making the spine of its host “tingle” when the host is frightened…Castle used gimmicks to sell the film. The Tingler remains most well known for a gimmick called “Percepto!”, vibrating devices in some theater chairs which activated with the onscreen action.


One thought on “Scream for your lives!

  1. Never a Dull Moment says:

    Dr. Warren Chapin (Vincent Price): “The tingler exists in every human being, we now know. Look at that tingler, Dave. It’s an ugly and dangerous thing – ugly because it’s the creation of man’s fear; dangerous because… because a frightened man is dangerous.”
    News item: “4th of July Weekend Campers Attacked By Beast Like Creature West of Taos, NM” See also

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