Country: USA
Year: 1959
Duration: 82'

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.


film director

William Castle


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).


& Credits

william castle
Usa, 1959, 82’, bn/bw

regia, produttore/director, producer
William Castle
Robb White
Wilfred M. Cline
montaggio/film editing
Chester W. Schaeffer
scenografia/production design
Phil Bennett
costumi/costume design
Roselle Novello, Robert Spencer
Von Dexter
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