In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Trailer Tuesdays: Shivers.

It's time to bring a little Can-con to these weekly proceedings. Here's the trailer for David Cronenberg's 1975 debut Shivers aka They Came From Within courtesy of Zorgjul.

I love the sound design of this trailer. Even though you can't always make out what is flashing onscreen, the screaming and moaning certainly lets you know it can't be good for those involved. It is also helped by the narrator Percy Rodrigues, who was basically the “voice” of horror throughout the seventies, eighties and nineties.

Shivers is one of a group of films from this era that was a larger comment on some facet of our society. For more info on that, there is a fantastic documentary called The American Nightmare that covers this very topic.

Personally, what I take away from this film is that if making out with Lynn Lowry means I get infected with a soul-flaying parasite, well... I'm willing to take that hit.

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