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The ending to this film is terrifying. Overall, I'd say this is a great horror film although the premise of experimental psychoanalysis is so 1970's, it hurts.
The movie grabs you right from the start with some intense acting from the great Oliver Reed. His presence is highly beneifcial to the movie as a whole and is well complemented by Cronenberg's deft hand at directing. There is plenty of tension and mystery, but also horror as we are introduced to the murderous little beasts that populate this movie. The marriage of the supernatural with psychology is interesting, something rarely seen today, and even though it places the movie in a particular place and time, it all works very well. A good movie, though not for the squeamish.
This one has a pretty good atmosphere, but there is quite a slow build up in it. However, I wasn't put off by this as it held my attention and, overall, it's a great watch.
How'd I describe it? Well there's a crazy wife and creepy mutant children.
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This movie ranks #76 in They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?
This movie ranks #302 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
This movie ranks #916 in The Criterion Collection