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Old 10-11-00, 06:41 PM
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I rented David Cronenberg's SHIVERS from Netflix this week and boy is this one creepy horror film. Its one of his first flicks and its about parasites that enter and control the bodies of a particular apartment building in Montreal. The parasite turns everyone into sex-starved maniacs.

It looks like a B film but I found it very entertaining. Definetly worth a rental if you belong to Netflix.

In one scene I believe I saw an uncredited Sondra Locke (of Clint Eastwood fame).

Barbara Steele also appears in this movie.

Its kinda Dawn of the Dead meets an apartment building!

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Old 10-11-00, 09:12 PM
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It's a great film. In some ways it, along with Rabid, is my favorite Cronenberg because people were totally freaked out. Now I hear many people describe any off-beat or weird horror film as Cronenbergesque.

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Old 10-11-00, 09:39 PM
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I'll check it out. Finally got my Criterion Dead Ringers which I had ordered from Amazon.com for like 8 months.
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Shivers is a good movie...but I heard the transfer was terrible, with oversaturated colors and artifacts and whatnot. Can anyone confirm this?

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