Monday, April 03, 2006
Directed by David Cronenberg
Writing credits David Cronenberg
Lynn Lowry.... Nurse Forsythe
Susan Petrie.... Janine Tudor
Barbara Steele.... Betts
Apartment building massacre! A mad scientist, (aren't they all?), decides the world needs to loosen up a bit. So he invents a parasite which turns people into sex crazed maniacs. He implants the parasite in a girl. Soon her apartment building will pay the price for her love parasite libido.
"Shivers" is a nasty exploitation movie. I liked it. It pushed all the right buttons. All it takes is one little parasite and your body does all the thinking for you. Anyone who doesn't join the parasite induced orgy is going to get hurt.
I loved the Barbara Steele kiss scene. Loved it! That was some good parasite action. Also loved the nurse, (Lynn Lowry). She has a great scene where she undresses while the doctor is on the phone. Always good to have nudity going on while a plot point is being discussed. "Uh huh. Yeah Yeah. Hey, listen can I call you back? There's a naked nurse in here."
If you like your horror movies full of blood and sleaze, "Shivers" is a must see. Great horror movie.
SCORE: 4 out of 4 kisses of Steele