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Plot: 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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Fun horror movie that reminded me a bit of Dawn of the Dead (one location, people being “infected” and going after one another (hungry for flesh so to speak) and the few survivors fighting for their lives. Not great per se but still entertaining and a solid debut for David Cronenberg (well, feature length anyway). **3.75/5**
Disease is the love of two creatures for one and other.
Shivers is written and directed by David Cronenberg. It stars Fred Doederlin, Paul Hampton, Lynn Lowry and Barbara Steele. Music is by Ivan Reitman and cinematography by Robert Saad.
Montreal’s Starliner Island Complex suddenly becomes home to parasitic organisms that upon entering a human host, turns them into flesh-eating sexual predators.
Cronenberg’s first commercial feature film has become a little too over analysed over the years due to the Canadian auteur’s subsequent career. Meanings and motives within Shivers have been searched and scrutinised so as to give it more resonance. It really isn’t worthy of that sort of cranial thinking, but what Shivers is is a fun low-budget horror film, a movie that has dashes of Cronenberg magic that shows he started as he meant to go on.
With its chaotic observation of mundane everyday people suddenly turned into sexually charged beings now devoid of inhibitions, it’s not hard to see why it caused some controversy upon release. Yet that sort of controversy is gold publicity really, and ultimately when you look at it now, it’s played out as being more tongue in cheek than any design to shock the audience out of their seats. That’s not to say there isn’t horror here of course, one only has to see the brilliant opening to know this, but there is an intentional airiness about the piece, and yes! This is even as the director pushes buttons by pushing taboo subjects into our visual event.
The acting is generally poor, the sound mix is off and some of the dialogue is awfully cheesy, but Shivers still comes out in considerable credit. It’s an important movie in the pantheon of horror because of its director, while it’s enjoyable to tick off some of the traits that would dominate his work from this point on. It also makes you evaluate the state of horror as a genre today, with the ream of sequels, remakes and unsurprising slashers dominating the box offices, now more than ever we could do with a young up and coming Cronenberg type to announce himself to our cinematic world. We can but hope. 7.5/10
Better than expected
I’m a big fan of the director’s but had never seen this one until the other day (the VHS re-release “director’s cut” or whatever). The other user comments had let me to expect an amateurish curiosity, but I found it polished and feel no need to make any excuses for it (perhaps the new release is a cleaner print).
It’s pretty sly, the acting’s not bad and I found the film most remarkable for its restraint and subtlety. I’m not sure I buy the idea that the parasites are a metaphor for Americanization – Cronenburg’s concerns are, I think, more personal and abstract than such a reading gives him credit for.
The movie is deliberately paced and the shock/gore factor is relatively low. I found it to be a modest footnote in a career that later bore stranger, richer fruit.
Would’ve been fine with an imposing monster
“Shivers” isn’t all that bad, but it does have some really bad flaws to it.
At the Starliner Hotel in Canada, Dr. Roger St. Luc, (Paul Hampton) the building’s doctor, is called up by Mr. Merrick, (Ronald Mlodzik) the local agent on call, he finds several bodies badly mutilated in one of the apartments. Finding a trail of evidence that leads him to the work done by a former friend, Dr. Emil Hobbs, (Fred Doederlein) on the benefits of introducing genetically-altered parasites into an incapacitated human body to help it continue to function properly. Discovering that Nicholas Tudor, (Allan Kolman) one of the building’s residents, was a participant in an experiment to receive them, he realizes instead that they’re dangerous and deadly, and turns to his wife Janine Tudor, (Susan Petrie) and his friend Rollo Linsky, (Joe Silver) to help him put a stop to the parasites when they get loose in the building.
The Good News: This here wasn’t that bad of a film, and has some good parts to it. One of it’s best features is that the ending is insanely fun and features a lot to like about it. The general pandemonium with the changed people going after the lone unaffected person in the complex is great fun, since there’s plenty of stumbling across the residents of the complex performing sexual acts of various stages with everyone around to provide some good goings on, and the long chases through the building, with the sight of them crashing through the under-construction hallways or through the glass doors into the swimming pool are two great moments that make for some really big action scenes. There’s also some really nice sequences from before, such as the opening attack in the living room, a marvelously creepy showing in a bathtub and the encounter in the hallway being some of the better action scenes in the film. That there’s a really nice story here to account for the release of the creatures, since the experiment has a much more original feel to it, and there’s certainly a lot to appreciate about that. Combined with the fact the film simply flies by without feeling like it’s going as slow as it is, and these here make up for the film’s good parts.
The Bad News: There wasn’t that many flaws to this one, but it did have a few. The most obvious one here is that the transformation the parasites force their victims to undergo is simply not scary or terrifying at all. Being forced into a state of complete amorous adulation for the closest person toward you, regardless of anything or anyone, is so far from terrifying some might see it as something to enjoy and be desired of. The change is one for the better, and despite the vomiting, is a positive experience that seems to be desired rather than shunned or launch a strike against. That is a big flaw against the film, since it builds nicely to it, and the end result is something pleasureful rather than feared, which is the reaction provided here. A more terrifying end result would’ve made this one a little better. The other flaw here is that the threat here is ignored early on and would’ve been discovered then had pure stupidity not allowed it to get out of hand. The follow-up check-ups would’ve found them at an early time, yet nothing is done and the creatures are able to disperse amongst the tenets. The parasite looks a little cheesy and not at all like what they should look like, but they’re hardly seen and won’t be a bother to some. These here are the film’s flaws.
The Final Verdict: This wasn’t a completely terrible film, but the fact that the flaws in here are pretty big lower this one somewhat. It’s good enough to be given a look-see, so fans of the creative staff’s work would enjoy this one, while those curious should also give it a shot, but others should heed caution with it.
Rated R: Graphic Violence, Full Nudity, Language and several sex scenes
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Genre Horror, Sci-Fi
Director David Cronenberg
Writer David Cronenberg
Actors Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman
Awards 1 win.
Production Company Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC)
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Camera Arriflex II
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Quebec Film Labs
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm