Tag Archives: David Cronenberg

The Video Nasties #130 – Scanners (1981, David Cronenberg)

‘We’re gonna do it the scanner way.  I’m gonna suck your brain dry.’ Telepathy was a big deal in the late 70s/early 80s, and Scanners joins Carrie as one of the most well known films to tackle the subject. It’s … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #55 – Rabid (1977, David Cronenberg)

‘Shooting down the victims is  as good a way of handling them as we’ve got.’ You want another example of just how arbitrary the Nasties were? Well then, I ask you this – why is David Cronenberg’s Rabid featured, yet … Continue reading

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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 16 – 18

16. Belladonna of Sadness (1973, Eiichi Yamamoto) There’s genres, there’s subgenres, and then there are Japanese erotic animated psychedelic witchcraft musicals. It’s fair to say that Belladonna of Sadness is a one of a kind. Jean and Jeanne are newlyweds. … Continue reading

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CONSUMED by David Cronenberg (2014)

In David Cronenberg’s impossible to summarise debut novel, we follow the bizarre misadventures of a pair of journalist lovers on the trail of a French philosopher who murdered and ate his wife. Ha, you say! That was not impossible to … Continue reading

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