Thu, 31 May 2018 @ 7:30pm

UNDER THE SKIN and SHIVERS play in Melbourne!

The Astor Theatre offers a double-bill of body horror classics.

In a move of pure genius, The Astor Theatre pairs 2013’s critically acclaimed and disturbing UNDER THE SKIN with Cronenberg’s early classic SHIVERS – the perfect complement of sci-fi body horror!

An alien entity inhabits the earthly form of a young woman who combs the roads and streets of Scotland in search of the human prey she came to plunder. She seduces her isolated and forsaken male victims into an otherworldly dimension where they are stripped and consumed. However, existence in all its complexity begin to change the alien visitor. She begins to discover herself as human with tragic and terrifying consequences.

After a scientist living in a posh apartment complex slaughters a teen girl and kills himself, investigators discover that the murderer had been carrying on experiments involving deadly parasites. Roger St. Luc (Paul Hampton), a doctor living in the building, and his aide, Nurse Forsythe (Lynn Lowry), then realize that the parasites are on the loose, attacking fellow tenants. And those who become hosts turn into erotically obsessed maniacs who pass the bugs on through violent sex.



Thursday 31 May 2018 at 7:30pm


Corner Chapel St & Dandenong Road, St Kilda VIC 3182



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