87 minutes – Horror Release date: October 10, 1975 US release date: July 6, 1976 (as They Came From Within) Canadian Distributor: Cinépix Film Properties Inc. US Distributor: Trans American Films
This early David Cronenberg feature has a low-rent B-movie look and feel, but he does a lot with very little. When residents of a singles lifestyle apartment building become riddled with a man-made parasite that acts as a powerful aphrodisiac and causes a deforming venereal disease they become violent and sexually aggressive. Many elements of director’s later films can be seen in this early effort. The film, one of Ivan Reitman`s early successes as a producer, established Cronenberg’s reputation for gross-out horror, and became a cult favourite.
The above still was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.
Lynn Lowry Allan Migicovsky Susan Petrie
Ronald Mlodzik Barry Baldaro
Julie Wildman Arthur Grosser
Dorothy Davis Joy Coghill
Kevin Fenlow David Cronenberg
Roger St. Luc Rollo Linsky Nurse Forsythe Nicholas Tudor Janine Tudor Betts Merrick Detective Heller Mr. Guilbault Mrs. Guilbault Doorman Kresimer Sviben Benda Sviben Delivery Boy Parkins Miss Lewis Mr. Wolfe Olive Vi Mona Wheatley Elevator Mother Elevator Daughter (as Kirsten Bishopric) Emil Hobbes Garbage Room Man Laundry Woman Annabelle Boy Girl Bearded Man (as Roy Whittan) First Elevator Man Second Elevator Man Infected Crowd Member