Shivers (1975)

T-E-R-R-O-R beyond the power of priest or science to exorcise.

Original Title : Shivers
Director : David Cronenberg
Writer : David Cronenberg
Genre : Horror
Country : Canada
Language : English
Producer : Don Carmody , Alfred Pariser , Ivan Reitman , John Dunning , Peter James , Andr├ę Link
Photography : Robert Saad
IMDB ID : 0073705
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┬Paul Hampton Roger St Luc
┬Joe Silver Rollo Linski
┬Lynn Lowry Nurse Forsythe
┬Allan Kolman Nicholas Tudor (as Allan Migicovsky
┬Susan Petrie Janine Tudor
┬Barbara Steele Betts
┬Ronald Mlodzik Merrick
┬Barry Baldaro Det. Heller
┬Camil Ducharme Mr. Guilbault
┬Hanka Posnanska Mrs. Guilbault
┬Wally Martin Doorman
┬Vlasta Vrana Kresimer Sviben
┬Silvie Debois Benda Sviben
┬Charles Perley Delivery boy
┬Al Rochman Parkins
┬Julie Wildman Miss Lewis
┬Arthur Grosser Mr. Wolfe
┬Edith Johnson Olive
┬Dorothy Davis Vi
┬Joy Coghill Mona Wheally
┬Joan Blackman Elevator mother
┬Kirsten Bishop Elevator daughter (as Kirsten Bishopric
┬Fred Doederlein Emil Hobbes
┬Sonny Forbes Garbage room man
┬Nora Johnson Laundry woman
┬Kathy Graham Annabelle
┬Robert Brennen Boy
┬Felicia Schulman Girl
┬Roy Wittan Bearded man
┬Denis Payne Elevator man
┬Kevin Fenlow Elevator man


A scientist living in an apartment complex kills a girl and uses acid to destroy her internal organs and then kills himself. While investigating, a doctor discovers that the scientist was doing experiments on the use of genetically engineered parasites as organ transplants. Soon other people in the complex begin showing signs of carrying the parasites, spreading the things through wanton orgiastic abandon, and the complex begins suffering an attrition problem.


Wonderfully twisted horror masterpiece. "Shivers"/"They Came From Within" is a wonderfully twisted horror film directed by Canadian maestro David Cronenberg("The Fly","Rabid","The Brood").It certainly works as a gory shocker(it actually managed to make my skin crawl),but there's not enough tension for my liking.There are some great gross-out moments and the parasites are suitably disgusting.The plot is simple:bizarre parasites lead the inhabitants of a high rise apartment building to go on an orgy of sex and violence.The film is delightfully disgusting,so if you like horror movies check out this masterpiece.Highly recommended.10 out of 10.
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