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Shivers (1975)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 6 July 1976 (USA)
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The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.

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David Cronenberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Hampton ... Roger St. Luc
Joe Silver ... Rollo Linsky
Lynn Lowry ... Nurse Forsythe
Allan Kolman ... Nicholas Tudor (as Alan Migicovsky)
Susan Petrie Susan Petrie ... Janine Tudor
Barbara Steele ... Betts
Ronald Mlodzik ... Merrick
Barry Baldaro Barry Baldaro ... Detective Heller (as Barry Boldero)
Camil Ducharme Camil Ducharme ... Mr. Guilbault (as Camille Ducharme)
Hanna Poznanska Hanna Poznanska ... Mrs. Guilbault (as Hanka Posnanska)
Wally Martin Wally Martin ... Doorman
Vlasta Vrana ... Kresimer Sviben
Silvie Debois Silvie Debois ... Benda Sviben
Charles Perley Charles Perley ... Delivery Boy
Al Rochman Al Rochman ... Parkins
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Storyline

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. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Going MAD is just the beginning.... See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Percy Rodrigues narrates the trailer. See more »

Goofs

The manager cuts a building's phone lines. Later, Roger St. Luc rings the old francophone couple from the lobby after being attacked in the basement. The couple answer the phone and tell St. Luc that his girlfriend, the nurse, has left the apartment because the phone had been cut off. Roger used the intercom, not the phone lines. See more »

Quotes

Forsythe: Roger, I had a very disturbing dream last night. In this dream I found myself making love to a strange man. Only I'm having trouble you see, because he's old... and dying... and he smells bad, and I find him repulsive. But then he tells me that everything is erotic, that everything is sexual. You know what I mean? He tells me that even old flesh is erotic flesh. That disease is the love of two alien kinds of creatures for each other. That even dying is an act of eroticism. That talking is ...
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Schizophrenia
(uncredited)
Music by Jon Keliehor and John Lewis
Studio G Music Library
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Decent Cronenburg Film
18 October 2005 | by EVOL666See all my reviews

SHIVERS (aka THEY CAME FROM WITHIN) is another pretty twisted outing from freak-o Canadian director David Cronenburg. SHIVERS is not nearly as memorable as some of Cronenburg's other works (VIDEODROME, THE FLY or my personal favorite - THE BROOD...) but it is still worth a look for anyone that is into Cronenburg's strange cinema.

SHIVERS is about parasites that enter their human hosts and cause them to do all kinds of strange sexual and violent things. Pretty cool concept that is handled well, and the film is both weird and entertaining as only Cronenburg can do it. Again, not the best of his films by any means, but still solid. Give it a shot - 7.5/10


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

6 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

They Came from Within See more »

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Budget:

CAD179,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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