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  • Shivers [Blu-ray]Shivers | Blu Ray | (17/07/2017) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    BEING TERRIFIED IS JUST THE BEGINNING... Initially reviled in its native land (some critics took exception to the fact the film was largely funded by the Canadian taxpayer), Shivers is an intensely claustrophobic, subversive masterpiece and an essential entry in the oeuvre of one of the horror genre s most gifted auteurs. Some 40 years after its release, it still retains its power to shock. Starliner Island is an idyllic community. Cut off from the rest of the world, the luxury apartment block affords its occupants the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. But this isolation is to prove fatal when a new breed of parasite a combination of aphrodisiac and venereal disease which arouses sexual aggression in its hosts is let loose in the building, resulting in an orgy terror and mayhem. Known under a host of alternate titles such as The Parasite Murdersand They Came From Within!, Shivers is the startling debut full-length feature from director David Cronenberg which anticipates the body-horror concerns of his later films such as The Fly and Videodrome.

  • Shivers [1975]Shivers | DVD | (06/01/2003) from £11.76   |  Saving you £-6.78 (N/A%)   |  RRP £1.99

    If this picture doesn't make you scream and squirm, you should see a psychiatrist--quick!" shouts the film's trailer. This time the hyperbole is right. Shivers, David Croneberg's debut feature and Canada's first domestic horror film, is an ingeniously engineered modern horror that, like George Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968), charts a social breakdown by tearing through our most intrinsic taboos. A genetically engineered designer parasite--part-aphrodisiac, part-venereal disease--created by a modern day mad scientist escapes into a colourless, self-contained apartment complex and goes searching for hosts. This monstrous parasite multiplies and invades the alienated occupants, turning them into a pack of Id-driven sex maniacs. Cronenberg's suffocating vision of modern life turns his budgetary limitations--dreary, bland sets, flat lighting and numb performances--into a severe portrait of society out of touch with its physical and emotional existence. Cronenberg pushed the boundaries of gore in 1974, but more insidious is the way he pushes the boundaries of behaviour: under the influence of this insidious, invasive disease families turn to incest and murder, strangers sexually assault the helpless and finally they band together as a pack of bloodthirsty, libido-driven animals. That taboo-breaking display still has the power to get under your skin. The film has also been released under the titles The Parasite Murders and They Came From Within. Cult horror icon Barbara Steele co-stars. --Sean Axmaker

  • The Hound Of The Baskervilles [2000]The Hound Of The Baskervilles | DVD | (24/02/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £1.99

    The mysterious and savage death of Sir Charles Baskerville on Dartmoor attracts the attention of the legendary private detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Local folklore has it that there is a 200 hundred year old curse on the Baskervilles: that a monstrous hellhound roams the moors waiting to attack the heirs to the estate. Holmes and Watson meet Sir Henry the new heir who has recently arrived in London from abroad and after enigmatically quizzing him about a lost boot Holmes instructs Dr. Watson to accompany the man to Baskerville Hall. So begins the classic Conan Doyle mystery as Watson first encounters a number of intriguing characters living at the Hall each with a secret each with a hidden fear...

  • Shivers [DVD]Shivers | DVD | (17/07/2017) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    BEING TERRIFIED IS JUST THE BEGINNING... Initially reviled in its native land (some critics took exception to the fact the film was largely funded by the Canadian taxpayer), Shivers is an intensely claustrophobic, subversive masterpiece and an essential entry in the oeuvre of one of the horror genre s most gifted auteurs. Some 40 years after its release, it still retains its power to shock. Starliner Island is an idyllic community. Cut off from the rest of the world, the luxury apartment block affords its occupants the chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. But this isolation is to prove fatal when a new breed of parasite a combination of aphrodisiac and venereal disease which arouses sexual aggression in its hosts is let loose in the building, resulting in an orgy terror and mayhem. Known under a host of alternate titles such as The Parasite Murdersand They Came From Within!, Shivers is the startling debut full-length feature from director David Cronenberg which anticipates the body-horror concerns of his later films such as The Fly and Videodrome.

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