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Horrific October
3.4
1,172 Ratings

Shivers

Directed by David Cronenberg
Canada, 1975
Horror, Sci-Fi
  • English
  • English
Horrific October

Synopsis

Dr. Emil Hobbes is conducting unorthodox experiments with parasites for use in transplants, however, he believes that humanity has lost contact with its flesh and its instincts, so the organism he actually develops is a combination aphrodisiac and venereal disease.

Our take

David Cronenberg is one of Canada’s most prodigious artists for good reason—his films tap into the universal subject of the potential and indeed, likely, horrors of having a body. This early film is an unrelentingly pure genre B-movie, yet also a deceptively profound expression of fleshly anxieties.

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