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Shiver (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror, 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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Julian Richards

Writers:

Brian Harper (novel), Robert D. Weinbach (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Harris ... Wendy Alden
John Jarratt ... Franklin Rood
Casper Van Dien ... Detective Delgado
Rae Dawn Chong ... Detective Burdine
Brad Harris ... The Captain
Valerie Harper ... Audrey Alden
Nikita Esco Nikita Esco ... Kathy (as Natalie Sesko)
Shan Applegate Shan Applegate ... Jeffrey
Lisa Foiles ... Jennifer
Casey Hogrefe Casey Hogrefe ... Officer Melinski
Drew Barrios ... Officer Porter
Mckenzie Coffee Mckenzie Coffee ... Julia / Julia's Severed Head
Dino Castagno Dino Castagno ... Officer Braden
Ken Jeffers Ken Jeffers ... Officer Van Ness
David Bodin David Bodin ... 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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Horror | Thriller

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2013 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Uneven Psychological Thriller
8 April 2015 | by davmcdonalSee 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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