Episode 32. I Want Your Sex: David Cronenberg’s Shivers (1975)


Alex and Andrea are joined by Paul “Canuxploitation” Corupe to deconstruct the architecture and isolation of David Cronenberg’s first feature, SHIVERS, within the context of the Canadian film industry. So grab your favourite parasite, check on your neighbours and listen in.

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Shivers. Dir David Cronenberg, 1975.


From Cinépix to Cineplex: The Studios that Dripped Maple Syrup. From Paul Corupe’s excellent Canuxploitation website, a look at the studios that helped shaped Canadian genre films.

Language Conflict in Quebec. An overview of Quebec’s political and social turbulence from the late 1960s to 1980s.

FEAR ON FILM: Landis, Carpenter, Cronenberg! An excellent interview with Cronenberg and other horror auteurs.


 Intro song: Nail Ballet from Nightmare Picture Theatre, courtesy of James Zirco Fisher.
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2 thoughts on “Episode 32. I Want Your Sex: David Cronenberg’s Shivers (1975)

  1. This episode really made me realize how little I know about Canadian history. I really appreciated your angle of putting Cronenberg’s first movie in the context of the Canadian film in the 70s. And Paul Corupe was a great guest!

    Looking forward to next month. Haven’t watched The Shining in a few years.

  2. dafs says:

    I’m still gonna listen to this, but I have to say, I can’t relate very well to someone who chooses Shivers over Dead Ringers.

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