The movie poster for this film. I never saw the yellow lady in the film.
“The Tingler” was a William Castle black and white film released in 1959 starring Vincent Price. Without going into too much detail, the plot concerns
a research scientist (Price) who has surmised that a tiny creature or parasite living inside our spinal column grows rapidly when its host is subjected to extreme terror or stress and causes the host's death by constricting the spinal column or some such nonsense.
Why this creature hadn't ben discovered until now is never explained.
William Castle was renowned for these types of gimmick films where,
in this case, some theaters had electric buzzers installed under the seats that would go off whenever the Tingler was on screen, thus illiciting a response from the theater patrons to add to the movie going experience. The fact that Vincent Price could make
such a film without bursting out into laughter is a testament to his professionalism.
In any case, there are
a number of kits out there based on this film but I happened to come across an “upgrade” kit for the Aurora's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde plastic model kit from the 1960's which substitutes a resin cast partial figure of Price with the Tingler on his
arm. Alas, I think I am literally the LAST person to get this upgrade since I purchased it days before the company (COPProductions) had ceased production, undoubtedly due to the passing of its owner, Tom Parker, in 2017.
Anyway, the nice but pricey $45 resin kit came with Price's torso, arms, apron, two name plates and a head that is a very nice representation
of Price in his day. The Jekyll and Hyde parts you would use from the Aurora kit would be mostly decorative in nature such as the floor, table, rat, spider, flasks with the exception of the Jekyll/Hyde legs. I suppose you could make your own Price legs and
dispense with the Aurora kit altogether but I had a Jekyll kit kicking around from another project that didn't manifest itself so it finally found a raison d'ertre so to speak.