Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Shivers (1975)

4 / 5
Tagline: T-E-R-R-O-R beyond the power of priest or science to exorciseDirected By: David Cronenberg
Written By: David Cronenberg
Actors Include: Lynn Lowry, Paul Hampton, Barbara Steele
Genre: Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi
Length: 87 minutes
Banned: nope
Country: Canada

This is a pretty awesome way to kick off your career, I mean considering this was Cronenberg's first film and all. A nasty little sci-fi sex zombie romp is just the way to go. I actually saw this for the first time as a kid and I remember being put off by all the sex but remembering the story and liking the movie none-the less. It's actually more creepy now as an adult, but I definitely like it just the same. It's about parasites...parasites used as organ transplants which happen to go terribly wrong. It seems that recipients become sex zombies...seriously and well it's just as awesome as it sounds pretty much. There are several memorable scenes and some fantastic deaths you won't soon forget. (bathtub scene anyone?) Parts of the story could use a little work as it's a bit slow in places but for the most part it's an excellent story executed in an interesting way. If you have to pick I'd say watch "Rabid" instead or rather first but this one is worth watching too!

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