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- Interactive Menus
- Scene Selections
- Widescreen (Anamorphic)
- Audio: English [CC], Spanish
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 7, 1999
- Originally Released: 1959
- Label: Sony Pictures
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Vincent Price & Judith Evelyn|
|Performer:||Pamela Lincoln, Patricia Cutts, Philip Coolidge, Darryl Hickman & Judith Evelyn|
|Directed by||William Castle|
|Edited by||Chester Schaeffer|
|Written by||Robb White|
|Composition by||Von Dexter|
|Cinematography by||Wilfred M. Cline|
|Art Direction by||Phillip Bennett|
|Produced by||William Castle|
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"...More comic than horrific, THE TINGLER is still a scream..." -- Critic's Choice
Description by OLDIES.com:
The Tingler is legendary horror director William Castle's magnum opus. After the success of House On Haunted Hill, Castle devised a new gimmick called "Percepto" for The Tingler. Participating theaters would wire seats so that random moviegoers would get a tangible electric shock during climactic moments in the film. Another novelty used to maximum effect is the short color sequence depicting blood pouring from a faucet and filling a bathtub. Castle went on to direct more cult classics like Homicidal and 13 Ghosts and later produced the mainstream hit Rosemary's Baby.
- Theatrical release: March 9, 1960, in New York City, at the top of a double bill. (It played with the Italian film THE WARRIOR AND THE SLAVE GIRL.)
- This film is notable for cult film fans as an early example of cinematic drug use as Price's character injects himself with LSD in an experiment.
- Although the film was shot in black and white, it features one creepy color sequence that is all white except for a blood-filled bathtub.
- The silent film screened in the theater is Henry King's TOL'ABLE DAVID.
- Producer-director William Castle was famous for using various gimmicks to attract audiences to his horror films, and THE TINGLER was no exception. During the film's initial release, it featured Percepto--electric, vibrating motors were placed underneath certain theater chairs and viewers sitting in those spots received a tingling sensation at certain points in the movie. In a prologue, Castle told audiences that not everybody would be affected by the tingler--which explained why only certain viewers would feel the sensation. (Of course, in reality, the real reason not everybody could feel the vibration was that it would have cost too much time and money to wire each and every seat.)
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
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