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Year
1979
Runtime
92 min.
Director
David Cronenberg
Genres
Sci-Fi, Horror
Rating *
6.8
Votes *
14,383
Checks
3,346
Favs
184
Dislikes
31
Favs/checks
5.5% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. essaywhu's avatar

    essaywhu

    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. 5 years 3 months ago
  2. Zeltaebar's avatar

    Zeltaebar

    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. 4 years 5 months ago
  3. Oneironaut's avatar

    Oneironaut

    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.
    8 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #76 in They Shoot Zombies, Don't They?
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  2. This movie ranks #302 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  3. This movie ranks #916 in The Criterion Collection
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