Overall Rank: 9699
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 18
Theatrical Release Date: 07/06/1976
Genre: Drama, Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Cronenberg
Actors: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman, Susan Petrie, Barbara Steele
Plot: A scientist working on parasites to increase violence and sexual appetite goes through a murder suicide, but not before he experiments infect an apartment complex turning renters into sexual zombies. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/19/2014
If you're a fan of David Cronenberg, you'll notice the themes prevalent in his more well-known later film still here - a bit crude, but still has the director's signature touches. I love the fact it takes place in such a claustrophobic setting (an apartment complex) and that the parasite has no qualms about targeting - young, old, male, female - no one is safe. It may not be Cronenberg at his best - but it's still a creepy little tale with a twisted sexual angle.
Moviehead - wrote on 03/27/2012
Great horror film with super atmosphere. what makes it work so good is feeling of panic that you get from those hallways and from use of angles. it starts with advertisement for that island and that is great. creatures are really disgusting and their attacks are intense. Sickness goes beyond these creatures and it includes old people and children. Entire film is interesting and it can easly be longer. 70s were really great time for film.
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