YMMV / Shivers

The film:

  • Values Dissonance: As a result of the sex parasites, men start making out with other men and women start making out with other women. Given that it's set in the more conservative 1970snote , this was probably intended to be seen as people losing all rational inhibitions. Nowadays, putting homosexuality on the same level as incest or pedophilia would be incredibly insulting.

The video game:

  • Awesome Music: The 5 songs from the sequel's fictional band, Trip Cyclone.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The entire game - surprisingly effective for a point-and-click adventure rather than more traditional action-oriented Survival Horror. The realisation of what you're about to find in the hollow lion (it's Merrick's body) as you stand directly in front of it reading the final diary entry is a good example; as is the music, particularly the track which incorporates a woman's anguished screams and her repeated cries of "Help me!" into the score.
    • The sequel is just as scary, if not worse. Instead of a museum, you're in an abandoned town, with the only other people in the area being the motel's jerk of an owner, and Darkcloud, the game's main antagonist.
  • Nightmare Retardant: For such an atmospheric game, the Ixupi themselves look laughable, like straight out of a children's cartoon.
  • Retroactive Recognition: YouTuber and former Sierra employee MetalJesusRocks appears in the sequel as one of the band members of Trip Cyclone.
  • Tear Jerker: The story behind Anansi The Spider. Windlenot was so enamored with the tune when he first heard it, that he decided to make the music box for his son Geoffrey.
    "Alas, I never gave it to him."