Shivers: Blu Ray Review
Released by Madman Home Entertainment
David Cronenberg strikes again with this 1975 body sci-fi horror piece that's become a bit of a cult phenomenon.
After a parasite is unleashed in an apartment block, everyone's infected and starts behaving badly. And it's all downhill from there.
Trashy and slightly sordid in many ways, Shivers is Cronenberg at his basest, ensuring the mix of body horror and shocks work best. It's still an exploitation film but it channels much of the horror genre that would follow and taps into the 70s paranoia quite well.