More “Monsters from the Id.” This, along with “Rabid,” may be D.C.’s most traditionally paced and delivered horror film. This is a cut above most horror films of the era, though, because during the between-killings time there are some actual interesting scenes of human interaction. Not that dazzling visually, with the exception of bright, tiny children’s winter coats which, by the end of the picture, become terrifying. Somehow. For early Cronenberg, I prefer “Shivers” or “Scanners.”
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