Watch Cronenberg’s New Short Film ‘The Nest’

David Cronenberg is a director whose work we just don’t see enough of these days. Back in the day his films were the stuff of legend and unfortunately he really hasn’t done a lot of ‘horror’ stuff in recent years but tonight we have a new short film that is disturbing to say the least. I should mention at this point that this is most certainly NSFW so proceed with caution. The film is titled … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Ringers (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman. REVIEW: “I’ve often thought that there should be beauty contests for the insides of bodies.” Cronenberg’s 1988 film is a harrowing character study involving not a single protagonist but two. Specifically, twins Stewart and Cyril Marcus who were found dead in their apartment of barbiturate withdrawal on July 19th, 1975. They … Continue reading

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 002 – The Brood (1979)

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Doc Rotten and The Black Saint continue their examination of the horror films of the Seventies with David Cronenberg’s The Brood featuring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar and Art Hindle. The director injects a ton of personal subtext into the script causing The Black Saint to believe Cronenberg may be exorcising some personal demons with The Brood. The film, while containing its signature shock ending, is a sign of the kind of films Cronenberg would dive into in the … Continue reading

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CRITERION Giving SCANNERS The Treatment

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July 15th – Find something and write that date down right now – July 15th. That’s the date that CRITERION will be releasing David Cronenberg’s classic SCANNERS to Blu-ray and DVD. As is always the case with a CRITERION release, the special features are what make the difference. Here’s what you can expect: 1.New, restored 2K digital film transfer, supervised by director David Cronenberg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray

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Shivers To Breed Again in David Cronenberg Remake

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Producers Jeff Sackman and Michael Baker today announced that they will remake the horror classic Shivers, David Cronenberg’s first feature film. That film, highlighted with a special screening at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, broke ground with its boundary-pushing sexuality and violence in its original release, nearly 40 years ago. Shivers will be directed by award-winning Danish filmmaker Rie Rasmussen from a screenplay written by Ian Driscoll.  Sackman and Baker will produce through their … Continue reading

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Film Review: eXistenZ (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: Allegra Geller, the foremost game designer in the world, is testing her new virtual reality game named eXistenZ with a special test group. EXistenZ comes with an organic chasse and cord that resembles an umbilical cord that taps into the human mind. The game designer who created this virtual-reality game is also on hand to pre-test with the group. She is attacked by a fanatic assassin disrupting the game test. She flees with a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Fly (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. REVIEW: “Be Afraid. Be very afraid” So went the tagline to director David Cronenberg’s “The Fly”, more a re-imagining than a remake of the original 1958 shocker. I remember seeing the posters for this film all over back in 86′ and the excitement I felt as I bought a ticket and saw it … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Brood (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: An eccentric psychiatrist who practices innovative techniques to penetrate the psychological blocks in a man’s wife who is under his care. The husband “Oliver Reed” tries to uncover a suspicious psychiatrist’s therapy techniques being used on his institutionalized ex-wife. Through bodily manifestation the psychiatrist helps the wife to give birth to her living incarnations from the darkest inner impulses of her mind. Meanwhile a series of brutal attacks are being committed by a brood … Continue reading

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Film Review: Cosmopolis (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager’s day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. REVIEW: Set in a potential near future “Cosmopolis” is quite an odd bird of a film. After about 15 minutes I began to realize 2 things, one the film written by visionary director David Cronenberg has quite the intense … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rabid (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: A young woman develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into rabid, blood-thirsty zombies who proceed to infect others, which turns into a city-wide epidemic. REVIEW: Rarely is an ex-adult film star ever seen in a normal role. Typically this is primarily due to lack of acting ability and being pigeon holed in the genre. However, occasionally one does breakout and explore alternatives, which Marilyn Chambers … Continue reading

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Trailer: Naked Lunch (1991)

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Trailer: Naked Lunch (1991) After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.

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Top 20 Cult Film Directors

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Celebrate the day! Being a long time follower of cult films over the years, I figured it was due time to create an appropriate Top 20 list of Cult Film Directors for readers who might “still” be seeking out worthy films to indulge in (Director collectives..that is). I knew creating this list that not every favorite cult director would make it on here (meaning in the public’s eye and that it was limited to 20). … Continue reading

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Trailer: Fast Company (1979)

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Trailer: Fast Company (1979) Standard good guys vs. bad guys drag racing movie. Nice scene of the driver’s view during a funny car run

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Trailer: The Dead Zone (1983)

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Trailer: The Dead Zone (1983) A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability.

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Trailer: Videodrome (1983)

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Trailer: Videodrome (1983) A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.

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Trailer: eXistenZ (1999)

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Trailer: eXistenZ (1999) A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged

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