#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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 creature, which Chapin has called the Tingler, come to life and grow. Using LSD to induce nightmares, he begins his experiment.
Plot: 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!”
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B Movie Heaven!
“The Tingler” is the name that Vincent Price’s likable scientist character gives to the creature that apparently is responsible for the sense of spine-tingling fear we all experience at some point in our lives. If we scream, The Tingler is rendered harmless. If we do not, The Tingler will get us!
This is classic William Castle gimmick stuff. When this black and white masterpiece of schlock was originally shown in theaters, devices would be rigged up underneath theater seats which would “tingle” during a certain scene. The film would then seemingly stop, and the audience would be encouraged to scream! Scream for their LIVES! Of course, the audience was happy to oblige and the Tingler would be defeated. Man, how I regret having missed those days of cheesy ballyhoo.
This film has some really nifty stuff in it. Highlights include Vincent Price’s “acid” trip (reportedly the first acid trip ever seen on the silver screen), and a cool hallucinatory color sequence with a deaf mute woman menaced by a bathtub full of blood, among other things. The plot is clever and actually pretty well thought out for a B flick, and Vincent is superb, as he always is. This is an absolutely hysterical film that should not be missed. I can’t say enough good things about it – it simply has to be seen to be appreciated. It’s campy, seedy, bloody good fun!
An Often Overlooked Vincent Price Classic That Should Be Seen
Vincent Price plays a scientist and doctor who by day helps patients and performs autopsies… but at night conducts experiments by injecting himself with lysergic acid (LSD) in search of the Tingler, a creature that runs up and tightens the spine in moments of fright. Where does it come from and can it be separated from its human host for further study? “The Tingler” works as a film on many levels. As a horror film on the base level, it’s a decent story of a creature, of fear and of murder. The blood is minimal, there’s no gore and the language is clean. No nudity. But it’s what you expect from Vincent Price in the 1950s, and clearly one of his better performances. He will be remembered for such works as “Last Man on Earth”, but this one ought not be overlooked.
On the upper level, it’s also a story of marriage and adultery. I dare say this is the strength of the picture. The creature aspect is relatively small, at least until the end, but the marriage subplot runs strong, which seems bold for the time period. The word “divorce” is never uttered, and we are in a world where murder is an easier option than divorce. The banter between Price and his wife is biting and hard-hitting, at times maybe even edgy. Even with the horror aspects removed, this film could have been carried by the basis of their relationship.
And on the lower level, we are treated to some gimmicks — not surprising from a William Castle film (see separate review for the documentary “Spine Tingler”). Audiences at the time had shocks built in their seats to feel the tingle, and if you are lucky enough to catch it in theaters, you may feel the same (at a screening in Chicago at the Portage Theater, a nurse walked the aisles with a joy buzzer). There’s the scene where things go from monochrome to color. And there’s the Tingler itself, which is so poorly constructed that we see its just a piece of rubber on a string — beware should it break the fourth wall! While sillier than many Vincent Price films — even sillier than most William Castle films — this one is not to be overlooked, as it often is. If you get a chance to see a screening of it, I highly recommend this, especially if you get a horror-loving audience. If you must resort to DVD, I would encourage this as well. The film is certainly worth owning, and with many years passed by, it’s likely to be fairly affordable.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 22 min (82 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director William Castle
Writer Robb White
Actors Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound Recording), Stereo (partial)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm