Horror maestros John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, and John Landis discuss "Fear On Film" in 1982. (via Laughing Squid)
In “Fear on Film” from 1982, filmmaker Mick Garris hosts a roundtable discussion now legendary directors David Cronenberg, John Landis and John Carpenter about the nature and history of horror films. The genre of monster films and horror films has been consistent throughout the history of the business. If you look at the decades, there’s [...]
Head all the way back to the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con where it was first announced that the Weinstein Co.’s Dimension Films was developing a TV show based on David Cronenberg’s 1981 cult classic Scanners with director Alexandre Aja serving as executive producer. During the press conference for Horns, we got a quick update from […]
And now, because everyone knows a little head explosion never hurt anyone, here?s an update on the barely-discussed TV series adaptation of David Cronenberg?s Scanners.Click To Continue Reading
In the close to half a century he’s been making movies, David Cronenberg has supplied the medium some of its most memorably disgusting images, from Jeff Goldblum peeling off his own fingernails in The Fly to James Spader finding an inventive new use for Rosanna Arquette’s leg wound in Crash. Show More Summary
When I wrote a history of fake movie blood last fall, there was at least one effect I never got to the bottom of: The infamous exploding head scene in Scanners. Now, for the David Cronenberg movie’s new Criterion Collection DVD, theShow More Summary
The exploding head scene from David Cronenberg’s Scanners is one of the most iconic special effects shots in the history of sci-fi movies. Tense, gory, and incredibly over-the-top, it firmly establishes the 1981 tale of a war between rogue psychics in the tradition of other Cronenberg “body horror” classics like The Brood and Videodrome. Show More Summary
Zadie Smith revisits J.G. Ballard’s controversial 1973 novel Crash, which, like the David Cronenberg movie it inspired, features characters who get off on car crashes. She writes that the “real shock of Crash is not that people have sex in or near cars, but that technology has entered into even our most intimate human relations”: […]
(YouTube link) If you remember one thing from the 1981 David Cronenberg film Scanners, it’s the exploding head. That’s not what the producers of the movie expected. The exploding head wasn’t the most important effect to them at the time, but it was the hardest to get right. Show More Summary
Since this arc has wound up playing like Araki’s comprehensive homage to ‘video nasties,’ I have a strong suspicion that he must have watched at least one David Cronenberg flick before he dreamt up this evil little wart. When peopleShow More Summary
The exploding-head scene (you know the one) from David Cronenberg's bloodhappy cheesefest, Scanners, is easily its most iconic. But have you ever wondered how the film's special effects team made the head burst just so? It wasn't pyrotechnics. It wasn't pneumatics. The answer, it turns out, was a lot more straightforward. Read more...
David Cronenberg's 1981 film Scanners is about to be released on Blu-ray and DVD as part of the Criterion Collection, the packaging for which features a series of explosive character portraits by Canadian artist Connor Willumsen...
Here's an unsettling NSFW short film from Canadian body-horror maestro David Cronenberg. Watch this one out after office hours, so no one will be quietly judging you as you watch a naked woman in an unbroken 9-minute short ask to have...Show More Summary
David Cronenberg’s new short The Nest is NSFW from the first frame: Aisha Harris sums up the appeal of the intensely creepy film: In the film, shot in a single long take in what looks like a very bleak storage basement, a woman (Evelyne Brochu) goes through a consultation with a doctor (voiced by Cronenberg) […]
Remember Nightbreed,the totally insane Clive Barker monster movie centered around a pack of wonderfully gruesome monsters living under a cemetery? Oh, and the bad guy was played by David Cronenberg! Well, Barker and friends want to turn Nightbreed the movie into a TV series. Excellent. Read more...
Not safe for work. Or your psyche. If you recently clicked on a slideshow of adorable kittens and need a quick antidote for those warm fuzzy feelings, this new 9-minute short film by the master of body horror, David Cronenberg, should do the trick. Show More Summary
This is not a typical David Cronenberg film. You won’t find his classic exuberant makeup effects or visceral transformations. The Nest is different, just two characters having a conversation in a long POV shot that made me sit trough its nine minute length without blinking — and it completely twisted my mind. More »
From June 22nd through September 14th 2014, the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam is presenting a major exhibition focusing on director David Cronenberg, who acquired cult status with his idiosyncratic films about the relationship between...Show More Summary
New body horror from David Cronenberg? Yes, please! Here’s the deers on this new short film, online for a limited time only. WARNING: Short is NOT WORK SAFE: From 22 June through 14 September 2014, IFFR’s friends at EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam present a major exhibition focusing on director David Cronenberg, who acquired cult […]
Here's a nasty little treat for ya! How would you like nine minutes of pure, freaky Cronenberg to help you make it to the end of Monday? That's right, I'm talking David Cronenberg, the body-horror master, who has unveiled his latest short film THE NEST for us all to take in. Show More Summary