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Key Genre Films 1980s

How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production …

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Film Review: Fast Company (1979)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “Standard ‘good guys versus bad guys’ drag-racing movie. Nice scene of the driver’s view during a funny car run.” (thanks to IMDB for that detailed synopsis) REVIEW: He might deny it on the audio commentary, but this seventies exploitation movie rates as one hell of an anomaly in the career of Canadian auteur David Cronenberg. Made after …

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Film Review: The Brood (1979)

Rate This Movie 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 …

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Film Review: Scanners (1981)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: “Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds, and can inflict enormous pain and damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn’t, and converts him to their …

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Film Review: Crash (1996)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “Since a road accident left him with serious facial and bodily scarring, a former television scientist has become obsessed by the marriage of motor-car technology with what he sees as the raw sexuality of car-crash victims. The scientist, along with a crash victim he has recently befriended, sets about performing a series of sexual acts in a …

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David Cronenberg on the cover of DELIRIUM Magazine!

David Cronenberg comes to DELIRIUM! On sale later this month: DELIRIUM Magazine #18! Photographer Ama Lea locks down “The Lord of the New Flesh” himself, David Cronenberg for an EXCLUSIVE cover and inner-gallery photo shoot. Inside you’ll find tons of Cronenberg content, interviews with Debbie Harry, Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Penny Dreadful creator John Logan, actress and performer Tristan Risk, THE …

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BEYOND FEST announces ‘Cronenberg with Cronenberg: A Retrospective of the New Flesh’ with legendary auteur DAVID CRONENBERG in attendance with special guests!

 Career-spanning, 13-film retrospective includes event screenings including guests Debbie Harry, Geena Davis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Howard Shore.  Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the U.S., is excited to announce Cronenberg with Cronenberg: A Retrospective of the New Flesh – an exhaustive,13-film celebration of the legendary autuer’s career. Returning to Los Angeles for the first time in a …

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Film Review: eXistenZ (1999)

Rate This Movie 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 …

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Film Review: Ape Sodom (short film) (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Three degenerates navigate the descending hierarchy of post-consumerist enlightenment REVIEW: More short films, kiddies! Today we have APE SODOM, a short from Canada written and directed by Maxwell McCabe-Lokos. This is his directorial debut. Our story follows an unnamed man (played by writer/director Maxwell McCabe-Lokos) rooting through a garbage dump. Among the treasures he finds is …

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Horror Happens Radio Show Moves to its New Live Tuesday Time Slot

Starting this Tuesday and every Tuesday going forward on HGRNJ.org / HomeGrownRadioNJ, THE HORROR HAPPENS RADIO SHOW is moving to its new 4 hour time slot of 3:00 to 7:00 PM EST! The 2X Rondo Nominated Horror Streaming Horror Talk Radio Program celebrates another week of “Women in Horror Guest Conversations” heard on the HomeGrownRadioNJ website and via the TuneIn App. Listen to more …

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Film Review: Videodrome (1983) – Review 2

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “The president of Civic TV Channel 83, Max Renn, is always looking for new cheap and erotic movies for his station. When his employee, Harlan, decodes a pirate video broadcast showing torture, murder, and mutilation called Videodrome, Max becomes obsessed to get this series for his channel. He contacts his supplier, Masha, and asks her to find …

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Film Review: Dead Ringers (1988)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: 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 …

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Film Review: Rabid (1977)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: 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 …

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