Dr. Warren, a pathologist, discovers that a parasite hides inside human beings. When the person is very scared, it grows enormously until it snaps their spine. The only way they can save themselves is to scream as loud as they can. One day, he encounters a deaf and dumb patient. Vincent Price – sardonic and disarming – is perfect as Dr. Warren, who also experiments with LSD. The best movie directed by Castle, the eccentric, cult producer-director recounted by Joe Dante in Matinée.
filmografia essenziale/essential filmography
Klondike Kate (1943), Hollywood Story (I misteri di Hollywood, 1951), The Americano (L’americano, 1955), Macabre (Macabro, 1958), House on Haunted Hill (La casa dei fantasmi, 1959), The Tingler (Il mostro di sangue, 1959), 13 Ghosts (1960), The Old Dark House (Il castello maledetto, 1963), The Night Walker (Passi nella notte, 1964), Shanks (1974).
Usa, 1959, 82’, bn/bw
regia, produttore/director, producer
Wilfred M. Cline
Chester W. Schaeffer
Roselle Novello, Robert Spencer
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Vincent Price (Warren Chapin), Judith Evelyn (Martha Higgins), Darryl Hickman (David Morris), Patricia Cutts (Isabel Chapin), Pamela Lincoln (Lucy Stevens)
William Castle Productions