Dead Ringers Episode 1: SHIVERS + SLITHER

On the first episode of Dead Ringers, Nolan McBride is joined by Ben McBride, Horrorella, and Paul Farrell discuss David Cronenberg’s Shivers (1975) and James Gunn’s Slither (2006). The hosts share their personal horror movie recommendations and discuss what horror they’ve been keeping up with before dissecting this episode’s double feature of parasitic slug movies.

Other movies discussed on this episode: Blood Rage (1987) (Amazon Prime), Mama (2013) (VOD — Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play), The Stepfather (1987) (Blu-ray from Scream Factory or via Amazon), Resolution (2013) (Shudder), Teen Wolf (1985) (Amazon Prime), Teen Wolf Too (1987) (Amazon Prime), The Transfiguration (2017) (Netflix), Annabelle: Creation (2017) (In Theaters), Bone Tomahawk (2015) (Amazon Prime).

As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, Shivers is available to stream on Amazon Prime, and Slither is available for rent on various VOD platforms (Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play) and available to purchase on Blu-ray from Scream Factory (or via Amazon).

Download the episode here. (84.2 MB)

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Sources cited and/or used as research for this episode:

Subissati, Andrea and Alexandra West. “I Want Your Sex: David Cronenberg’s Shivers (1975).” Faculty of Horror. Podcast audio, November 18, 2015.

James Gunn, “Exclusive Interview: James Gunn (Slither),” interviewed by Devin Faraci,, March 31, 2006.

James Gunn, “Slither.” James Gunn’s professional website.

Slither. Directed by James Gunn. United States: Gold Circle Films, 2006. Blu-ray.

Shivers. Directed by David Cronenberg. Canada: Cinépix, 1975. Blu-ray.

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