In Screamarama

1959 | 1Hr. 22Min. | NA | Horror | Columbia Pictures

Director: William Castle

Writer: Robb White

Vincent Price
Judith Evelyn
Darryl Hickman

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.

The Tingler is one of my all-time favorite Castle and Price movies! Talk about the cheesy fun that is well acted and silly enough to have fun with it. This film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE but what the hell does he know. Make sure to catch The Tingler tonight at 8PM | 7C, Saturday, November 10, on MeTV.


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