For our watchalong at 7 p.m. PT this Friday, February 19, Theresa choseShivers,Canadian horror master David Cronenberg’sfirst feature length film and an unsettling, sexually chargeddark fantasy that was written off as “immoral trash” by film critics upon its release and whichprovided early glimpses into the body horror that Cronenberg would builduponin the decadesthat followed.
Here’s a handful of program elements that you can expect to see this Friday, February 19:
Pre-film introduction with MoPOP Manager of Public Engagement Robert Rutherford and Theresa Mercado, programmer and host of genre film series Scream Screen
Cheap-as-heck quarantine cosplay
Chat with Robert, Theresa, and other fans during the film
Post-film discussion and Q&A with Robert and Theresa where you're invited to be part of the conversation!
As with all of our virtual events, you'll need to register in advance to attend and instructions on how to join will be e-mailed to you on event day. And if you happen to own a copy of the film, make sure to get it queued up at 7 p.m. PT on Friday, February 19. Otherwise, here's where you can find Shivers online:
Theresa Mercado is the programmer and host ofScream Screen, a quarterly (or so) horror and genre film series at the Sie FilmCenter in Denver featuring live music, special guests, and outlandish cosplay before screenings of underseen and classic genre films presented on 35mm and 16mm film whenever possible. In pandemic times, Scream Screenhas moved to a virtual platform.
She is also co-owner of Cult Legacy, a horror and cult cinema apparel company.