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The State Theatre Presents

The Anything But Bowl 2024

The Giant Claw & The Tingler - Double Feature

Date

Sun, Feb 11, 2024
Expired!

Time

7:00 pm

Cost

Adult - $11 (includes fee); Student - $9 (includes fee)

Location

The Friedman Auditorium
130 W. College Ave. State College, PA

The State Theatre proudly presents The Anything But Bowl with a special double feature presentation of Fred F. Sears’ ‘The Giant Claw’ and William Castle’s ‘The Tingler.’

Film One

The Giant Claw (1957)

An enormous bird from outer space descends upon the Earth and chows down on people. Scientists and the military must team up to save our planet.

Information

Director
Fred F. Sears
Cast
Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum
Country
United States, Japan
Genre
Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
RATED
Not Rated
Runtime
1h 15m
Year
1957
Language
English, Japanese, Russian

The Tingler (1959)

Vincent Price stars as an obsessed doctor who discovers that fear manifests itself as a parasitic creature which grows on the spinal cords of terrified people. If they scream, the Tingler can be destroyed. If they don’t, it will sever the spinal column and kill them. He successfully isolates and removes the Tingler from a deaf mute (Judith Evelyn) who has been scared to death by her devious husband. Once captured, the Tingler escapes and runs amok in a crowded movie theater. Terror is loose, but can it be stopped? 

The Tingler is legendary horror director William Castle’s magnum opus. After the success of The House on Haunted Hill, Castle devised a new gimmick called “Percepto” for the Tingler. Participating theaters would wire seats so that random moviegoers would get a tangible electric shock during climactic moments in the film. Another novelty used to maximum effect is the short color sequence depicting blood pouring from a faucet and filling a bathtub. Castle went on to direct more cult classics like Homicidal and 13 Ghosts and gained some mainstream credibility by producing Rosemary’s Baby.

Information

Director
William Castle
Cast
Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman
Country
United States
Genre
Horror, Sci-Fi
RATED
Not Rated
Runtime
1h 22m
Year
1959
Language
English

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