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PAN S LABYRINTH and THE ORPHANAGE
Where Can You Hide
When You Live In The Dark?
Junio Valverdi of THE DEVIL S BACKBONE stars as Santi, a bullied teen who suffers from a rare and violent allergy to sunlight. When his condition worsens, he and his mother are forced to move to a remote village in the mountains. But something is alive deep in this shadowy forest. It is hungry and vicious. It has begun killing the local townspeople. And now it wants Santi. Can a frightened outcast find safety in the darkness or does the ultimate terror wait in the most unexpected place of all? Francesc Orella and Mar Sodupe co-star in this chilling Spanish horror thriller from acclaimed director Isidro Ortiz (FAUSTO 5.0) and featuring art direction by Pilar Revuelta, Oscar® winner for PAN S LABYRINTH.
Official Selection, 2008 Berlin Film Festival.
TERRIFYING AND TENDER...A Nocturnal Thriller With Some Heart-Stopping Shocks --Edinburgh International Film Festival
THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL...SHIVER is a Terrifying Thriller! --El País
Top Customer Reviews
A great horror flick! It's suspenseful and the acting is great. There's also a nice little twist at the end that could be considered somewhat predictable, but worked for me.
The version I watched was offered in Spanish with English subtitles. While some may not enjoy this format, I assure you that after a few minutes, and once you become involved in the story, it will be a worthwhile, rewarding cinematic experience.
I have seen it said in other reviews that Eskalofrio (in English, Shiver) avoids the trajectory of the American horror film. Here, of course, one should read the implicit "bland" and "boring" just in from of "American" in that phrase, and to be sure, the American horror industry, especially in the studio system, does smack of bland and boring on a regular basis. That does not mean, however, that every foreign horror film is better than every big-budget American horror film (I qualify this because even the meanest defender of all things foreign over all things American would not dispute, I hope, that there is much excitement, if not much talent, to be had in the indie, direct-to-video world where horror is thriving). Eskalofrio is a perfect example of this; in fact, it travels that exact American horror-industry trajectory, though it does so with slightly more grace than one would get from Hollywood.
Santi (The Devil's Backbone's Junio Valverde) is a teenager with a marked sensitivity to light and growing canines. His doctor advises his mother, Julia (Blame It on Fidel!'s Mar Sodupe, looking somewhat haggard here, but still, has the camera loved any woman's face more in recent years?), to move out to the country, where there are entire regions where the daylight is short. Thus, Julia and Santi pack up for one of those lovely, provincial villages in northern Spain, where Santi can live something akin to a normal life--except that the villagers are immediately convinced the kid's vampire. All except for Angela (Blanca Suarez, currently enjoying fame on TV in The Boarding School), the daughter of the local constable, who takes a shine to Santi. It doesn't help his case that a sheep showed up dead, throat torn out, soon after Julia and Santi arrived.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dark intense story in creepy setting. Not your standard horror storyPublished 3 months ago by J. H. W
Terrifying. Beautiful cinematography. Really interesting story. Sad story. Pretty decent actors, I think. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Stephanie J. Jackson
This is a very unique, interesting, original, creepy, spooky and a true little gem of a film that went under the radar. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Seeking New Things
Director Isidro Ortiz is a genius. Many traditional 'scary movie' elements woven into a story that will keep you guessing - and "Shivering". Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sr Happy Popi
Really enjoyed this movie! The photography was dark but it was entertaining. I like Caspar Van Dien in this type of role.Published 20 months ago by Pooh Bear
if you can stand subtitles
this is a well done horror film
the kids are just great and perfectly scary
just like most kids today
SHIVER is the tale of a boy named Santi and his mum, relocating to a small, rural village in northern Spain. Read morePublished on January 12, 2013 by Bindy Sue Frønkünschtein
I didn't have high expectations for this movie, but surprisingly it was a lot better than i thought. Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by Fresc00
& then all downhill. At one point it turned into the Blair Witch Project (as another reviewer mentioned)& then a dopey horror movie. The ending was very stupid. It made no sense. Read morePublished on October 26, 2012 by Amazon Buyer