Since a road accident left him with serious facial and bodily scarring, a former TV 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 variety of motor vehicles, either with other crash victims or with prostitutes whom they contort into the shape of trapped corpses. Ultimately, the scientist craves a suicidal union of blood, semen, and engine coolant, a union with which he becomes dangerously obsessed. –IMDb
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father’s path) and for music (playing classical guitar until he was 12), Cronenberg graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Literature after switching from the science department. He reached the cult status of horror-meister with the gore-filled, modern-vampire variations of Shivers (1975) and Rabid (1977), following an experimental apprenticeship in independent filmmaking and in Canadian television programs.
Cronenberg gained popularity with the head-exploding, telepathy-based Scanners (1981) after the release of the much underrated, controversial, and autobiographical The Brood (1979). Cronenberg become a sort… read more
Estasi pura per gli amanti di Cronenberg.Disturbante,sporco,morboso e deprimente come pochi altri della sua filmografia,il grande David ci propone uno spaccato sulle deviazioni umane,mostrandoci un gruppo di personaggi(tutti odiosi e squallidi) che si spingono al limite della loro morbosità per soddisfare il proprio piacere sessuale.Scene dure,che inquietano ed affascinano,ed un finale aperto che dice prat. tutto.4*
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David Cronenberg is cinema’s agent provocateur. Yes, he makes very provocative films but his filmography is more than mere provocation of the senses. He provokes the mind. He provokes our soul. In… read review
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