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Year
1975
Runtime
87 min.
Director
David Cronenberg
Genres
Sci-Fi, Horror
Rating *
6.5
Votes *
14,406
Checks
2,356
Favs
108
Dislikes
29
Favs/checks
4.6% (1:22)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. the3rdman's avatar

    the3rdman

    Typically Cronenbergian body horror. It plays much like a peculiarly Canadian zombie film in which fear is not generated by empty consumerism but unleashed sexual desires. Not as inventive as some of his later stuff but not bad at all. 7 years 1 month ago
  2. KloVero's avatar

    KloVero

    I'm a big fan of Cronenberg's work. Although Shivers is not my favorite at all, we can really see Cronenberg learning how to be a good director in it (he admitted it himself). One of his first ''big'' production with a very low budget, he faced a lot of problems ; very few days of shooting, enough money for only a few good actors... But even with theses imperfections, this movie has influenced many cult movies ; just think about how many similarities exist between Shivers and Alien (created in 1979, few years after) 6 years 1 month ago
  3. Toljus's avatar

    Toljus

    An excellent feature film debut, and actually a remarkable accomplishment given the budget and acting talent available. Great fun, and it really works - very 70s, and lots of braless women to enjoy.

    Paul Hampton is hilarious.
    2 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #123 in TIFF's Top Canadian Films
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  2. This movie ranks #149 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  3. This movie ranks #352 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  4. This movie ranks #874 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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