The Tingler

The Tingler ★★★★

"Don't be embarrassed about opening your mouth and letting rip with all you got."

The first notes of the score really lulled me right in. I was feeling Vertigo

This is such an odd premise, but one that is deeply unsettling in a dream-logic sort of way. The fact that within all our bodies lies dormant something that is just waiting to tear free, and it's all treated so matter of factly, is what's horrifying. But it works, and it works beautifully because our first image after the opening monologue from Castle himself, is that of faces appearing in a black void, screaming for their lives. 

Vincent Price is fantastic, and plenty of the dialogue had me rolling ("Your wife?" "She's dead." "Oh."), and the Tingler is as creepy as it is funny! Much like CHUD, a lot of enjoyment is derived from just hearing characters say the name of the thing.

Man, there is nothing like a B&W horror to get me in the mood for the season.

"Look at that Tingler, Dave."

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