Shivers(a.k.a. They Came from Within)
Dir: David Cronenberg
Canada, 1975, English, 87mins, DCP, Category III
Cast: Paul Hampton, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman
Residents in an isolated luxury apartment complex become infected with grotesque parasites transmitted through sexual activity that have the effects at once of an aphrodisiac and a venereal disease. Cronenberg's first full-length feature reiterates the concerns introduced in his earlier short features Stereo (1969) and Crimes of the Future (1970) while anticipating the preoccupations of his classic works of body horror to follow, tapping into our fears and anxieties that at the intersection of human biology, a changing culture, and rapidly developing science and technology. Desire will always trump control, and chaos reigns.
SITGES - International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia: Best Director