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.


Kresimir and Benda Sviben.


Eh? Oh yes, of course. Mr. and Mrs.

Sweden. Come right this way. Sorry

to keep you waiting. Now, are we

talking about one or two bedrooms? I

assume we're not talking about

bachelors, eh? Ha, ha. Now, I have

several floor plans all laid out for

you, and all you have to do is take

your choice and we'll trot right on

up there and take a look at 'em...

The three disappear around a corner.

The doorman pulls a Harlequin Nurse Romance out of his jacket

and sits down to continue reading it.


Hobbes ties a green surgical mask over his mouth and nose,

snaps on rubber gloves.

He turns to Annabelle's corpse on the dining-room table,

legs hanging over the edge, now naked -- the private girls'

school clothes in a heap on the floor. Hobbes takes a scalpel

from the top of the radiator where he has laid out his

surgical instruments. He feels Annabelle's stomach until he

has found what he wants, then cuts her open with one smooth,

confident stroke of the scalpel.

He then quickly douses the inside of her abdomen with some

clear fluid in a squeeze bottle, lights a wooden match, and

drops it into her abdominal cavity. The corpse bursts into


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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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