THE MAD MAGICIAN
Don Gallico (Vincent Price, The Abominable Dr. Phibes) is a master at designing magical illusions which are sold by his employer, Mr. Ormond, to famous magicians such as Rinaldi. He is also a master of disguise and realistic mask design. When Don embarks upon his own career as Gallico the Great, showcasing his own masterful illusions, his dreams are shattered by Ormond and he turns to murder to vent his frustrations.
Dr. Warren Chapin (Vincent Price, Edward Scissorhands) has made a surprising discovery - the spine-chilling sensation that people get when scared is due to a parasite that he dubs the "tingler." Chapin concludes that in extreme circumstances, prolonged fear can cause the creature to damage a person's spine and even cause death if the victim can't scream, a theory that Oliver Higgins (Philip Coolidge, North By Northwest) uses to deadly effect on his wife (Judith Evelyn, Rear Window). Soon the tingler that killed the woman is on the loose.
The Mad Magician