R | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders.
This movie was criticized for being misogynistic and for demonizing pregnant women and the pregnancy process as a whole. (People thought Cronenberg's evil twins movie Dead Ringers was misogynistic also). Although anyone who is acquainted with David Cronenberg also know that he tends to dwell on body horror. The Fly, Crash (1996), Scanners, The Brood, Rabid and Shivers are all about Cronenberg's terror of the human body, male and female, and all it's terrifying and disgusting powers and possibilities. The Fly, Scanners and 1996's Crash definitely do not just single out females for horror and disgust: it's all bodies he's disgusted with.
That's my Second Heart.
When Candy is sent away from preschool by "the creatures", she is wearing her pink snowsuit. However, when Frank drops by their home, desperately searching for his daughter, the pink snowsuit is hanging on the cloak hook at the front door. Then again, a few moments later, Candy is wearing it walking down the street with two of "the creatures".
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The U.S. DVD released by MGM is the full uncut version despite carrying an R rating. The English, French, Dutch and Japanese DVDs are all the cut R rated version although the French and Dutch discs are excellent quality.
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