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Shivers (1976)

3 Ratings: 3.3
Art House & International and Horror movie directed by David Cronenberg

"If this picture doesn't make you scream and squirm, you should see a psychiatrist--quick!" shouts the film's trailer. This time the hyperbole is right. David Cronenberg's debut feature, and Canada's first domestic horror film, is an ingeniously engineered … see full wiki

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Director: David Cronenberg
2 reviews about Shivers (1976)
review by . April 04, 2005
What I feel is one of the strongest points of this film is it's ambiguous use of fear and horror. Though it seems obvious that the parasites are to be feared in the film, what's even more terrifying is that the creatures are not the source of the "sex-plague", they only destroy our own inhibition, letting the hidden monster, that is in us all, free. Add to this, the parasite's conception and you have a great homage to Frankenstein, as well as an interesting spin on the modern Zombie movie. Being …
review by . April 20, 2004
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There is no doubt in my mind, by watching/reading many interviews with David Cronenberg & viewing everything that he has created thus far that David is a "very special boy". Cronenberg has the kind of imagination, lunacy, & repression to really create the kind of visuals in films that once you view them, you never forget. Cronenberg's 1st feature film, "Shivers", does just that. Filmed on a shoestring budget during 15 hectic days of production in Canada, this film tells the story of a doctor/madman …
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