The Tingler
The Tingler (1959)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 29, 1959
DVD Release Date: September 7, 1999
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Could well be William Castle's masterpiece.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

The Tingler is more gimmick than movie and it lacks the level of tension and terror of other productions, but the showmanship is still a lot of fun.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A wonderful William Castle excursion, that is best seen in theaters unless you can wire your seats at home.

Fernando F. Croce

Like any genius pitchman, Castle straddles the line between carnival barker and conceptual artist

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Better than average Castle thriller with a wonderfully campy Vincent Price.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

How any red-blooded American could hear 'Vincent Price's acid trip,' and not fall over themselves rushing to find a copy of the movie is beyond my comprehension.

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Gerry Shamray
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Real shock schlock.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
I love The Tingler. It's absolutely ridiculous but yet so much fun. I think William Castle's movies work best when the story is being ridiculous.… More
Cindy I
This cheesy fright flick from WIlliam Castle was actually better than I expected it to be, and I don't mean that in a "so bad it's good "… More
Aj V
This is one of those movies that you like because they're cheesy and silly. Castle's horror films were all gimmicky, and this one is no exception,… More
Cassandra Maples
The Tingler marks the second teaming for horror's greatest actor - Vincent Price, and horror's greatest showman - William Castle. This film was… More
Luke Baldock
Scientifically sound stuff here. As most of you are aware we all have a tiny bug inside us that grows when we are scared, the only way to stop it from killing… More
Randy Tippy
Okay, what if everyone had this tiny little caterpillar thing that lived in the base of their spine? And what if, every time they got scared, this caterpillar… More