With Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Barbara Steele
Directed by David Cronenberg

Shivers is Canadian director Cronenberg's commercial debut that set the scene for his ongoing theme of biological horror. Backed by Ivan Reitman (in pre-comedic success mode), the film concentrates on an up-market self-efficient apartment community. Within these walls, a researcher's experimental parasitic leech-like creatures are infesting the tenants, turning them into sexually depraved semi-zombies with venereal disease parallels. With two hot actresses and some visceral FX, Cronenberg created an amazing shocker still enjoyable today, even with its budgetary shortcomings.

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A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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