- Dylan = 7 / 10;
- Eloise = 7 / 10;
- Raoul = 9 / 10;
In a luxury residential island, a strange worm infection turns victims into avid sexual maniacs.
Shivers (1975) Review:
By master of horror sci-fi David Cronenberg, Shivers is a very strange, but a great film.
It features worms that are really gross…in a disturbing way. They looks like a mix between a turd and a penis, making all the scenes in which they go in and out of people orifices very weird. Even without that, the film is actually very sexual, with a lot of extremely strange erotic/horror scenes.
Unlike most films in which you know from the first minute who is the hero and who will survive. Here you have a set of characters and you really never know who is going to die and who will live. This keeps the viewer on edge at all time and compensates for the rather basic scenario.
Gore hounds won’t be disappointed either. The film, which starts quite slowly, gets very brutal and bloody towards the end. Some invasion scenes really reminds of Romero’s early zombie film style.
To conclude, Shivers is really typical of David Cronenberg’s style, being both bizarre and quite sexual. Those who like Videodrome for example won’t be disappointed!
Shivers (1975) Cast:
|Paul Hampton||…||Roger St. Luc|
|Joe Silver||…||Rollo Linsky|
|Lynn Lowry||…||Nurse Forsythe|
|Allan Kolman||…||Nicholas Tudor (as Alan Migicovsky)|
|Susan Petrie||…||Janine Tudor|
|Barry Baldaro||…||Detective Heller (as Barry Boldero)|
|Camil Ducharme||…||Mr. Guilbault (as Camille Ducharme)|
|Hanna Poznanska||…||Mrs. Guilbault (as Hanka Posnanska)|
|Vlasta Vrana||…||Kresimer Sviben|
|Silvie Debois||…||Benda Sviben|
|Charles Perley||…||Delivery Boy|