SHIVERS script
SHIVERS (1975)
Synopsis: Shivers (aka The Parasite Murders, They Came from Within, and Frissons for the French-Canadian distribution) is a 1975 Canadian science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg. The original shooting title was Orgy of the Blood Parasites.


The doorman leaves the Svibens to open the door for the

Spergazzis, an elderly Italian couple who both use aluminum,

four-pronged canes to help them walk. The Svibens watch the

old couple as they enter and then glance at each other

significantly -- 'We'll be together when we're as old as

they are.'

Mr. Spergazzi tips his hat to the doorman, who opens the

inner door for him.

As the Spergazzis make their way shakily toward the elevators,

Mr. Merrick, the rental agent, appears from around a corner.

He is slick, mustachioed, and wears a wide paisley tie. He

extends his hand for a handshake even though he is still

fifty feet from the inner doors. The doorman keeps the door

open for him.


Here's Mr. Merrick. He'll take you

on in.



Welcome to Starliner Towers. And you


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David Cronenberg

David Paul Cronenberg, CC OOnt FRSC (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian filmmaker, actor and author. Cronenberg is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or visceral horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people's fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical. In the first half of his career, he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, although his work has since expanded beyond these genres. His films have won numerous awards, including the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Crash (1996). more…

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