Catching up with Cronenberg

I’m not too proud to admit that I’m far from a genre authority. Five years ago I was a just beginning to discover a world of horror after a decade spent reading comics and watching Comedy Central.  I hadn’t heard of writers who are some of my favorites today.  As a consequence, I’m constantly playing catch up with the genre I call home.

It’s not just books, either.  The amount of classic genre films I haven’t seen hovers somewhere between “Quite a few” and “Fucking staggering.”

So this week I’ll be watching Cronenberg movies.  My Cronenberg experience stops at The Fly, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and about half of Scanners.  I think I fell asleep during Naked Lunch once.  Really, that’s not enough when you’re talking about such an incredible director.

Well, I’ve decided to fix that.  At home I currently have copies of Videodrome and The Brood.  Tonight, I’ll start catching up on Cronenberg’s body of work.  Should be a blast.  Later, I’ll watch Scanners and Dead Ringers and all the rest.

So tell me, what are some genre classics you haven’t experienced yet?

2 thoughts on “Catching up with Cronenberg

  1. Nate, Dead Ringers is a treat. Jeremy Irons is freaking weird, not that the role was difficult for him. There is so much psychological going on in that movie at once. And, I love Videodrome. Once again very weird, but we have James Woods and Debbie Harry.

  2. Nate, Dead Ringers is a treat. Jeremy Irons is freaking weird, not that the role was difficult for him. There is so much psychological going on in that movie at once. And, I love Videodrome. Once again very weird, but we have James Woods and Debbie Harry.

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