Saturday, 25 June 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 197: Sat Jul 16

The Tingler (Castle, 1959): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.40pm

This film is part of the Cult strand at BFI Southbank and is also being shown on July 14th. You can find the full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Fine hokum from William Castle, the 50s master of the low-budget thriller. Vincent Price discovers the monster that makes you scream—it lives in your spinal column, and it's an ugly little sucker. When the film was first released in 1959, Castle outdid himself by wiring all the seats in the theaters; when the Tingler escaped, you knew it. Now that's entertainment.

Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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