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Film Review: Shivers (1975)

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SYNOPSIS: “A scientist living in an apartment complex kills a girl and uses acid to destroy her internal organs, and then kills himself. While investigating, a doctor discovers that the scientist was doing experiments on the use of genetically engineered parasites as organ transplants. Soon, other people in the complex begin showing signs of carrying the parasites, spreading the things ...

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Film Review: Videodrome (1983) – Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: “The president of Civic TV Channel 83, Max Renn, is always looking for new cheap and erotic movies for his station. When his employee, Harlan, decodes a pirate video broadcast showing torture, murder, and mutilation called Videodrome, Max becomes obsessed to get this series for his channel. He contacts his supplier, Masha, and asks her to find the party ...

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Film Review: NightBreed – Directors Cut (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Aaron (Craig Sheffer) is haunted by nightmares of Midian, a mythical underground of monsters. But his therapy involves a serial-killing psychiatrist (David Cronenberg) who pins his own crimes on his patient. When Aaron dies as a result of his doctor’s deception, he enters the underworld and joins the Nightbreed — and then leads the species in a revolution. Clive ...

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Film Review: Dead Ringers (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman. REVIEW: “I’ve often thought that there should be beauty contests for the insides of bodies.” Cronenberg’s 1988 film is a harrowing character study involving not a single protagonist but two. Specifically, twins Stewart and Cyril Marcus ...

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 002 – The Brood (1979)

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Doc Rotten and The Black Saint continue their examination of the horror films of the Seventies with David Cronenberg’s The Brood featuring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar and Art Hindle. The director injects a ton of personal subtext into the script causing The Black Saint to believe Cronenberg may be exorcising some personal demons with The Brood. The film, while containing its signature shock ...

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CRITERION Giving SCANNERS The Treatment

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July 15th – Find something and write that date down right now – July 15th. That’s the date that CRITERION will be releasing David Cronenberg’s classic SCANNERS to Blu-ray and DVD. As is always the case with a CRITERION release, the special features are what make the difference. Here’s what you can expect: 1.New, restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised ...

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Shivers To Breed Again in David Cronenberg Remake

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Producers Jeff Sackman and Michael Baker today announced that they will remake the horror classic Shivers, David Cronenberg’s first feature film. That film, highlighted with a special screening at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, broke ground with its boundary-pushing sexuality and violence in its original release, nearly 40 years ago. Shivers will be directed by award-winning Danish filmmaker Rie ...

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Film Review: The Brood (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: An eccentric psychiatrist who practices innovative techniques to penetrate the psychological blocks in a man’s wife who is under his care. The husband “Oliver Reed” tries to uncover a suspicious psychiatrist’s therapy techniques being used on his institutionalized ex-wife. Through bodily manifestation the psychiatrist helps the wife to give birth to her living incarnations from the darkest inner impulses ...

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