Tingler, The (1959)

The Tingler (1959), produced and directed by William Castle.

For all its cheeziness, this is in many respects quite clever and is a favorite of mine. I first saw it as a child late at night on a old boxy TV in blacked-out room. The deaf-mute woman's freakout scene really was the stuff of nightmares back then.

The cheeziness: you can see threads pulling the creature along.

The cleverness:

That must have been fun.


Available on DVD.