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« on: November 22, 2003, 10:03:34 PM »

I've always loved this film, god knows why..perhaps because I am a big fan of vincent price. The man worked the camera like he was a stage actor, it was so over the top it was enjoyable. I was considering buying this movie awhile back when I breezed by it at Frye's (local electronics store) as it was only $9.99. I wish I had, I can't find it cheaper now. Does anyone own it on DVD, are there any extra's? I decided to check out the price on amazon and curiously...came upon this:

The Tingler?

SCREAM! SCREAM FOR YOUR LIVES!


Btw, does anyone own "attack of the killer tomatoes" on DVD? I was reading on amazon that it's the directors cut and has scenes cut..now i'm wary of buying it if it's not the original version I remember.



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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2003, 01:26:08 AM »

I seen this one. A William Castle film starring Vincent Price. The two also did HOUSE ON HAUNTED together.

Ever seen MATINEE (1993) starring John Goodman. I always liked this film about a film guy who uses alot of theater gimmicks to scare the audience like William Castle did. If you haven't seen it check it out. It would make a nice companion piece to the film ED WOOD starring Johnny Depp.

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2003, 10:58:07 AM »

The Tingler would have been a fun movie to see in the theatre when it came out. That was the one with electrical devices in some of the seats that produced a tingling sensation. Can't remember what Castle called it. That would have produced a nice reaction when the screen goes black and Price announces that the tingler is loose in the theatre. The red-tinted blood in the black-and-white movie was also a very nice touch. The premise of The Tingler is so ridiculous, but it's so well executed that it works.

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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2003, 12:05:19 PM »

>>Ever seen MATINEE (1993) starring John Goodman<<

Yeah, I saw it once back when it came out. I love the gimicky theater bit. I always said if I were rich I'd open a one of a kind theater, each room would be completely different. One would be set up just for films like this, too...as well as showing stuff like 3-D. I think just the simple sign outside the door of "view at your own risk, anyone with heart conditions or pregnant persons..etc..etc." would be enough to draw in a crowd I think.

I agree, theTingler would have been a great theater movie, I know some arthouses still show it probably but not where I live. Just because of the scene where it is loose in the theater is great..I remember reading that Castle would actually have people in the audience (hired) get up and participate. I think these days with the technology you could really have fun with a concept like this. Special laser lights and hologram images to give illusion of seeing something.

>>The red-tinted blood in the black-and-white movie was also a very nice touch<<

Very effective. That movie also had the first lsd trip I think. To me this is a righteous b-movie. I'm always suprised when I mention it and get a response of "What is the tingler?" probably because it doesn't come on tv (and i doubt it's available to rent)

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2003, 08:06:45 AM »


when i was watching the special features on the house on haunted hill [remake] dvd i remember coming across a mention of the tingler.  i love that idea, and wish it would happen more often nowadays.

tis a shame really that that sort of thing wouldn't probably be financed widely enough.  

i'd just love to see skeletons flying around the cinema etc, it would be very amusing.
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2003, 08:53:56 AM »

I have ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES on DVD, but I haven't watched it yet.

As for THE TINGLER, its is definitely a fun movie.  I only wish that the wire they used to pull the Tingler wasn't so visible . . . it really looks cheesy.

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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2003, 12:59:52 PM »

Remember the topic of "WTF" films?
"Scream and scream agine" is a CLASSIC "WTF" example.
Vinnie was always a Pro, just like Cushing and Lee. And he had fun with his work, and that is infectious. A great trait for an actor to have.

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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2003, 07:46:20 PM »

>>I have ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES on DVD, but I haven't watched it yet.<<

Burgo you need to change your signature to:
"so many dvd's, so little time"

>>As for THE TINGLER, its is definitely a fun movie. I only wish that the wire they used to pull the Tingler wasn't so visible . . . it really looks cheesy.<<

Yeah but it's ok because it's a b-movie...budgets back then weren't great so considering, they did a pretty decent job. An unforgiving moment for me seeing wires is in "Superman IV: The quest for peace"..I don't think i'll ever recover from the moon fight....ever

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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2003, 01:09:50 AM »

>probably because it doesn't come on tv

One of the channels aired it a year or two ago. I forget which one.
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2003, 10:06:14 AM »

Susan wrote:

Burgo you need to change your signature to:
"so many dvd's, so little time"

You aren't kidding.  If I don't stop buying so many my wife will kill me.  Then they can write that on my tombstone.

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« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2003, 04:09:26 PM »

The thing I liked best on THE TINGLER dvd was the inclusion of William Castle doing the "the tingler is loose" lines for the drive-in release of the film.  In the theatrical version, it's Vincent Price's voice saying those lines of course, but Castle recorded a version for the drive-in, which, in my book, is just toooo cool.
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2012, 12:52:58 PM »

Saw this one for the very first time on Antenna TV about 5 am today....cool film! It had a great,moody atmosphere,a goofy yet oddly creepy monster and the always wonderful Vincent Price. I wondered if the folks who did "Wrath of Khan" saw it because the monster reminded me a bit of the creature Khan put in the captain and Chekhov's ears.
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2012, 10:43:27 PM »

Since 3D has made it's resurgence, it might be cool if theaters did try some of these gimmicks again.  On the other hand I'm sure it would lead to a lot of lawsuits.

I loved the pseudo-4th wall  breaking when the tingler is lose in the theater.
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2012, 09:51:13 PM »

I love "The Tingler."  It would definitely be in my top 5 Vincent Price films.  I remember being really creeped out by this movie watching it on TV when I was a little kid.  It was shown a number of times on Saturday afternoons on one of our local channels.

I'm not creeped out by it anymore, but I still love it.  Vincent Price is at the top of his game in this one.  He was one of a kind.  A great actor and a class act. 
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2012, 12:38:01 PM »

I love "The Tingler."  It would definitely be in my top 5 Vincent Price films.  I remember being really creeped out by this movie watching it on TV when I was a little kid.  It was shown a number of times on Saturday afternoons on one of our local channels.

I'm not creeped out by it anymore, but I still love it.  Vincent Price is at the top of his game in this one.  He was one of a kind.  A great actor and a class act. 


Absolutely.....one of a kind. Wink

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