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The Test of Time: Videodrome (1983)

We all have certain movies we love. Movies we respect without question because of either tradition, childhood love, or because they’ve always been classics. However, as time keeps ticking, do those classics still hold up? Do they remain must see? So…the point of this column is to determine how a film holds up for a modern horror audience, to see if it stands the Test of...
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A Night of Horror festival unveils line-up, includes Tax Shelter Terrors

Australia, get ready. The 10th annual A Night of Horror International Film Festival is scheduled to be held at the Dendy Cinema Newtown just outside Sydney, Australia from November 24 to December 4, 2016 , screening simultaneously with Fantastic Planet: Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival. With the event just over two weeks away, the full list of films has been unveiled, and...
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Scream Factory to resurrect Cronenberg's Dead Ringers & Rabid this November

Scream Factory has been killing it so frequently lately, I think they classify as serial killers. Their latest triumph in Collector's Edition production is a double whammy of David Cronenberg goodness:  DEAD RINGERS and RABID . They continue their reputation for lavish releases with these flicks, both on Blu-Ray for the very first time. You can pick up DEAD RINGERS on ...
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Top 10 Virtual Reality Thrillers!

What is it about virtual reality that has proven such a rife subject matter for movies to explore? It seemed to start with Cronenberg in the 80s, ramp up almost in paralleled lockstep with the proliferation of the internet in the 90s, and now, with the advent of apps and programs like Oculus Rift, Twitch, Pokemon Go, and countless others, the possibilities seem limitless. Case in point is a new...
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It's the Booze Talkin', Bring back Cronenbergian body horror

If you are a horror fan, there are a number of filmmakers that you connect to, ones that have inspired many of those who grow up seeking out the genre. You have Craven, Carpenter, Argento, or what have you, but one of my personal favorites was the masterful David Cronenberg. The Canadian filmmaker first terrified me when I happened upon SCANNERS late one night. While he had...
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Cool Horror Gear: Mondo puts out David Cronenberg triple threat on vinyl

David Cronenberg and composer Howard Shore have collaborated on over a dozen films, including SCANNERS and THE BROOD, which have received primo vinyl releases from retro soundtrack distributor Mondo . But with  that  kind of well of content, there's no way they would rest there. The company will be resurrecting three more Cronenberg scores, appearing for the first time...
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David Cronenberg's Rabid to be remade by the Soska sisters

Canadian filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska, the "Twisted Twins" behind such films as AMERICAN MARY and SEE NO EVIL 2 , will soon be updating the work of a Canadian legend, as the duo has signed on to direct a remake of David Cronenberg's 1977 film RABID . The original film centered on porn star Marilyn Chambers as  a woman injured in a motorcycle...
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The Test of Time: The Dead Zone (1983)

We all have certain movies we love. Movies we respect without question because of either tradition, childhood love, or because they’ve always been classics. However, as time keeps ticking, do those classics still hold up? Do they continue to be must see? So…the point of this here column is how a film stands against the Test of Time, if the thing holds up for a modern...
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Todd Lincoln talks his once planned version of The Fly

It's no secret that Todd Lincoln was once attached to revisit the wonderfully weird world of THE FLY , which got started with Kurt Neumann’s 1958 classic starring Vincent price and then was subsequently followed by a couple of sequels before landing in David Cronenberg's lap. In speaking with Collider about his segment in V/H/S: VIRAL , “Gorgeous Vortex”,...
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Top 10 Medical Horror Flicks!

The medical horror film genre has a host of subsets, doesn't it?! You have the demented doctor variety, the viral outbreak type, the biological mutation kind, the insane asylum ilk, and of course - as this week's release of THE LAZARUS EFFECT reinforces - the resurrect the dead sort. Not sure about you, but I'm a f*cking fan of each and every one of those sick subgenres. Be that as it may,...
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New red band trailer for David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars

Legendary director David Cronenberg has shined a bright, nightmarish light on Hollywood with his newest film MAPS TO THE STARS, and an all new red band trailer is here in anticipation for the film's release, which is only a couple of weeks away. In typical Cronenberg fashion, MAPS TO THE STARS looks supremely bizarre with an A-list cast front and center. As intriguing as it is...
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Original Vs. Remake: The Fly

I was a little pissed that our last Original Vs. Remake ended in a tie, but as luck would have it, the readers weren't put off at all. We got many cool responses in regards to both versions of The Town That Dreaded Sundown. The meta remake actually did get a good amount of well-deserved love. It really is a solid slasher entry and the original was a very creative starting point....
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