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.
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One of my favorites by Cronenberg. A bit dated but super grimy, sick and deadly atmospheric one. I like how Cronenberg usually mixes horror realism and a critical vision of what post-humanity could be.
Let the dread truth be told: morphogenetic neutrality is a lie! Of course, the news has come too late, the plague's work is complete, and putting Marilyn Chambers out with the trash is a merely symbolic gesture. Connections among putative self-improvement through science, sexual license, and the accidental unleashing of dark forces "from within," so typical of early Cronenberg, are drawn here with frothing ferocity.
Un clasico de Cronenberg. Curiosa mezcla entre el cine vampirico y el de zombies, esta delirante cinta (protagonizada por la actriz porno Marilyn Chambers) alcanza tales grados de escatologia y gusto por el gore, que la violencia constante manejada durante el film, resulta verdaderamente graciosa, al grado de que ver la pelicula resulta ser tan cagado como ver el video donde le rompen la madre a Silvio Berlusconi.
Basically: Cronenberg cast a porn actress (genuine legend of early porn, actually) to, having become the victim of medical institution intervention, attack the phallocentric order (all the way up to the State) w/ a phallus (actually an anti-phallus) that emerges from a vaginal opening in her armpit and primarily sucks blood from agents of sexual predation, unleashing micro-apocalypse. It's pretty fucking subversive.
Very similar in tone with Shivers although not as subversive and explorative of Cronenberg's themes of interests, he sets up the cause early in the movie to develop the consequences without caring much about giving insight into the subject, consequently approaching a much more standard effort in the horror/epidemic genre.