The Tingler

Regent Square Theater

October 26
Sunday 8:00pm

This 50s cult classic thriller stars Vincent Price as an obsessed doctor who discovers (thanks to a new drug experimental drug called LSD) that fear manifests itself as a parasitic crustacean, which grows on the spinal cords of terrified people. If they scream, the Tingler can be destroyed. During its opening run, theater seats were wired with low-voltage electric charges to shock audiences as the "tingler" appeared on screen. Producer/Director Castle called this effect "Percepto," and it remains one of the more fondly remembered of his many novelties from that era.
While that costly (and possibly dangerous) process is no longer available to us, we will be amping up the excitement with our own Percepto tingler devices, free to the first 200 attendees—so you can shock your neighbors (and yourselves).


Listen to John Waters talk Tingler in NPR series:
"Scenes I wish I'd Written"


Percepto Manual