Directors: William Castle
Cast: Dr. Warren Chapin: Vincent Price; Projectionist: Dal McKennon; Mrs. Martha Ryerson Higgins: Judith Evelyn; David Morris: Darryl Hickman; Isabel Stevens Chapin: Patricia Cutts; Lucy Stevens: Pamela Lincoln; Oliver ‘Ollie’ Higgins: Philip Coolidge; David, in clip from Tol’able David: Richard Barthelmess; Member of Silent Movie Audience: Pat Colby; Screaming Convict: Bob Gunderson; Member of Silent Movie Audience: Clarence Straight; Luke Hatburn, in clip from Tol’able David: Ernest Torrence; Member of Silent Movie Audience: Gail Bonney; Member of Silent Movie Audience: Amy Fields
Taglines: Ghastly Beyond Belief!
Amazing NEW TERROR Device Makes You A Living Participant in the FLESH-CRAWLING ACTION! PERCEPTO!
When the screen screams you’ll scream too…if you value your life!
Fright-Filled SHOCK Thriller!
Storyline: The coroner and scientist Dr. Warren Chapin (Vincent Price) is researching the shivering effect of fear with his assistant David Morris (Darryl Hickman). Dr. Warren is introduced to Ollie Higgins (Philip Coolidge), the relative of a criminal sentenced to the electric chair, while making the autopsy of the corpse, and he makes a comment about the tingler-effect to him. Ollie asks for a lift to Dr. Warner, and introduces his deaf-mute wife Martha Higgins (Judith Evelyn), who manages a theater of their own. Dr. Warner returns home, where he lives with his unfaithful and evil wife Isabel Stevens Chapin (Patricia Cutts) and her sweet sister Lucy Stevens (Pamela Lincoln). Dr. Warner, upset with the situation with his wife, threatens and uses her as a subject of his experiment. When Martha dies of fear, Dr. Warner makes her autopsy and finds a creature that lives inside every human being, feeds with fear and is controlled by the scream. Once Martha was not able to scream, the tingler was not rendered harmless and became enormous. When the living being escapes, Dr. Warner and Ollie chase it in a crowded movie theater.