Saturday, June 28, 2008

THE TINGLER - Von Dexter - "The Trip" (1959)

The 1959 William Castle film "The Tingler" is a trip!!!  

This is The Boss, Mr. Castle himself, you do what he says!!! 

This cat Bob Gunderson has the best EC Comics face of all time!!! It's very hard to translate a comic image into a real person or event to film, hence why all today's movies suck, but this guy proves it is possible!! 

Vincent's wife is a tramp, he's experimenting with fear, what do you expect? 

Patricia Cutts as Vincent's wife deserves all she gets and more!! 

Bill, you've got a cool concept, a great cast and story, and you damn near almost ruin the whole thing with the hokiest rubber monster on a string ever. How does that happen? 

Darryl Hickman, besides being a tremendous film star, also played his brother Dwayne's brother on the "Dobie Gillis Show" as Davey. 

Well, it probably wasn't a good idea to shoot up that acid!!! 

Pamela Lincoln says "I Do!" to co-star Darryl Hickman's real-life marriage proposal!! 

These bloody bathtub scenes were shot in color in a black and white room!! 

Eight years later..Here's Country Joe And The Fish.


Greg Goodsell said...

SPINE TINGLER, The William Castle Story, is hitting the film festivals! Better yet, you can read about it in SCREEM magazine!In a very fine article written by someone --

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Not someone, but some rooster named Greg Goodsell!!! It's the latest issue, Screem #16 that includes Greg's Ray Dennis Steckler interview too, so do yourself a favor and go get a copy from your local bookstore!!!

Anonymous said...

You know, I think THE BRAIN EATERS actually look more realistic!.. OUCH!!!

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