With Marilyn Chambers, Joe Silver, Patricia Gage
Directed by David Cronenberg

In 1977, two years after
Shivers, David Cronenberg offered his second chiller further examining the horrors of the human body. Porn star Marilyn Chambers doesn't go all the way as she plays a woman whose body mutates after a motorcycle accident. While in a recovery clinic she gains a retracting phallic appendage under her arm that penetrates her lovers, turning them into rabid freaks. Again the sexual element is blended with horror in a more innovative way than the "neck in the woods and the slasher will whack you" narratives that followed in the '80s. The film has a dark apocalyptic theme very well orchestrated by Mr. Cronenberg. Like almost each of his movies it has become quite a classic.

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A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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