A young woman develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into rabid, blood-thirsty zombies who proceed to infect others, which turns into a city-wide epidemic.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frank Moore ...
Hart Read
Joe Silver ...
Murray Cypher
Howard Ryshpan ...
Dr. Dan Keloid
Patricia Gage ...
Dr. Roxanne Keloid
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Mindy Kent
Roger Periard ...
Lloyd Walsh
Lynne Deragon ...
Nurse Louise
Terry Schonblum ...
Judy Glasberg
Victor Désy ...
Claude LaPointe
Julie Anna ...
Nurse Rita
Gary McKeehan ...
Smooth Eddy
Terence G. Ross ...
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Miguel Fernandes ...
Man In Cinema
Robert O'Ree ...
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Rose is involved in a motorcycle accident, and has experimental surgery performed in order to save her life. However, she develops a taste for blood. Her victims grow in number as well as madness, turning the city into chaos. Written by Paul Reynolds <pauljr@innotts.co.uk>

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8 April 1977 (USA)  »

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CAD 530,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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A poster for Carrie (1976) is visible after Rose walks out of the porn theatre. Sissy Spacek, who played Carrie in that film, was the first choice for Rose but was turned down because of her Texas accent. See more »

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When Rose enters the shopping mall, the camera, the lights and the film crew are reflected in the glass doors. See more »

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Murray Cypher: Potato man loves ketchup man.
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Sometimes effective, sometimes dull
11 December 1998 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This is Cronenberg's disappointing follow-up to the great "Shivers." Once again, the "monster" is a disease that turns the victims into crazies. The underlying subtext that sexual appetite makes you crazy is reinforced by the casting of porn star Marilyn Chambers in the lead role (she's not bad). There are some good scares and some great grotesque images (especially the frozen twisted corpse that was used in the film's poster). But the story is by turns confusing and, until the military is brought in at the end, repetitive. It feels overlong for what it is. Cronenberg had some nice directorial touches--I like the way he uses brightly lit, underpopulated buildings as a backdrop for the horror.


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