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Shiver (2012)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 8 October 2013 (USA)
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Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.

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Wendy Alden
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Franklin Rood
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Detective Delgado
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Detective Burdine
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The Captain
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Audrey Alden
Nikita Esco ...
Kathy (as Natalie Sesko)
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Jeffrey
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Jennifer
Casey Hogrefe ...
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Officer Porter
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Julia / Julia's Severed Head
Dino Castagno ...
Officer Braden
Ken Jeffers ...
Officer Van Ness
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Mr. Khouri (as David Bodine)
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Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.

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Uneven Psychological Thriller
8 April 2015 | by (Easton, PA) – See all my reviews

Based on a novel of the same name, "Shiver" delivers only occasionally. The predictable, derivative screen story gains a little traction from performances, but not enough to keep it afloat. Among these are uneven performances by Danielle Harris (some of her scenes are quite good) as the wallflower office worker Wendy Alden, and John Jarrett as the serial killer Franklin Rood, who stalks her. (But don't expect anything close his creepy performance in "Wolf Creek"). Casper Van Dien and Rae Dawn Chong do quite well in their performances as the detectives on the loony's trail. The central problem is the script, which may not do justice to the novel: the main characters are flat and under-developed; the police and corrections officers are presented as incredibly incompetent. And the rationale behind the crimes is unexplored; evidently a single traumatic event in Rood's childhood drives him over the edge. The camera work is fine, and the editing sharp, though a little jagged. Taken on its own terms the jazz soundtrack is okay, but it seems to belong to another film.


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