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
Complejo filme que más una historia tiene la inclinación a ser una exposición teórica sobre la neurología, la sexualidad y el erotismo, siendo un grupo de hombres los conejillos de india a propósito de un experimento sobre la telepatía. David Cronenberg ya apunta a esa dicotomía sobre la ciencia, espacio experimental que despliega los lados más sorprendentes del hombre, pero también los más escabrosos.
This is the DIY feature that put Cronenberg in the authorial fast lane: highly concentrated, eloquent and always relevant to his vision and future works.
Pretencioso, aborrecido e sem conclusão satisfatória. Tem partes vagamente interessantes, mas é um filme a evitar.
A stunning new look at Dead Ringers (1998).