The Tingler William Castle, 1959, 82 min., presented in DCP The poster for "The Tingler" issued an ominous warning: "When the screen screams you'll scream too if you value your life!" The film's plot is just as ingeniously ridiculous: A doctor (Vincent Price) discovers that fear generates the Tingler, a centipede-like parasite that quickly grows in the base of the human spine. The organism can kill its host if its grip is not released, which only a loud scream can accomplish. "The Tingler" manages to provide campy fun and macabre horror in equal measure, offering an unexpected LSD-trip scene, a memorable shock color sequence, a disgusting monster, and a gleeful streak of ghoulishness. Famed for his outlandish theatrical tricks, Castle created Percepto to accompany the original screenings of "The Tingler," and this presentation will feature a version of the gimmick perfected by Film Forum's Bruce Goldstein. So be forewarned: The Tingler will be loose in the darkened Hi-Pointe Theatre, and you'll be required to scream for your lives!
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