Horror 101 – Episode 40: The Cronenberg Debut

Episode 40: The Cronenberg Debut – February 5th, 2015

T-E-R-R-O-R beyond the power of priest or science to exorcise!…

Welcome to the first Horror 101 episode of 2015. We’ve finally reached 40 shows!! This time we’ll open with a quick recap of the last 19 shows with quick soundbites from each film we covered and then we’re going to slide into our wackiest show yet. For the 40th show we decided to commemorate Canadian Horror Legend David Cronenberg’s first movie titled Shivers (AKA They Came From Within). We can’t remember the last time we laughed so hard recording a podcast. Shivers was the genesis of a long and glorious career of horror and enigmatic films from Mr. Cronenberg. It was a solid horror with many traits of beginner film making hallmarks including zany monsters, dubbed dialogue, weird characters and the most unemotional hero you’ll ever see in a film. What’s plaguing the residence of the Starliner Towers? Join us and find out!!


01:00 Welcome!! Once again we recap the last 19 shows…
03:40 Deciding on which 1975 film to cover…
05:25 Deciding on a Canadian classic…(ode to Cronenberg)
08:40 Welcome aboard The Starliner…(and murder)
10:37 In walks Dr. St. Luc….Cool as a Cucumber…
12:00 Why not breed a parasite that can do something useful?
12:30 Deadly STDs and aphrodisiacs? Not phased at all…
17:10 Herpes Parasite Outbreak!? No problem…
18:22 Its FAP time (Nick’s memes)
19:25 Rape, Incest and child bondage? Still unphased!!
20:50 Exploring the sickness…
22:13 The Golden Handlebars!!
23:15 Where’s all the fucking?
24:30 Is that Barbara Steele?
26:10 The 70s timewarp…
27:10 Scoring the film…
29:20 All joking aside…an interesting and professional film…
32:25 Conclusion…Thanks for listening!

Shivers (1975)

Written and Directed by: David Cronenberg


Paul Hampton as Roger St. Luc
Joe Silver as Rollo Linsky
Lynn Lowry as Nurse Forsythe
Allan Kolman as Nicholas Tudor
Susan Petrie as Janine Tudor
Barbara Steele as Betts
Ronald Mlodzik as Merrick

Produced by: Ivan Reitman

Cinematography by: Robert Saad

Special makeup artist: Joe Blasco

All video, pictures and audio used from Shivers is copyright © 1975 by Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC), Cinépix and DAL Productions. Used for educational purposes. No reproductions of any kind.

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