Santi, a young high-school student with a serious physical reaction to sunlight, is forced by his health to move with his single mother to a shadowy, isolated village in the mountains of Spain where the inhabitants begin to reveal themselves as strangely xenophobic.
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The abundance of false scares and the generic handling of its character relationships brings down Shiver, a well-paced film that also has good ideas in tow. For instance, the sun sensitive main character is unique and it is handled well for suspense while its most interesting aspect is that the villain is a character type that we don't often see in the genre. Thus, it's an uneven work of originality and stereotypes.