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Playing specially as part of Academy's curated Halloween Programming we have two early and bloody B-Movies from David Cronenberg SHIVERS (1975) and RABID (1977) - perfect for eerie Friday night at Academy!
Special pricing for Academy members.
20 minute intermission in between films.
SHIVERS (1975) - 87 mins
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.
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.
RABID (1977) - 91 mins
An enduringly tense and gruesome horror that marked a landmark in David Cronenberg s early career.
After undergoing radical emergency surgery, Rose (former adult film star Marilyn Chambers in her first leading role in a mainstream film) develops an insatiable desire for blood. She searches out victims to satisfy her incurable craving, infecting them with an unknown disease which in turn swiftly drives them insane... and makes them equally bloodthirsty.