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.Â I hadn’t heard of writers who are some of my favorites today.Â As a consequence, I’m constantly playing catch up with the genre I call home.
It’s not just books, either.Â 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.Â My Cronenberg experience stops at The Fly, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and about half of Scanners.Â I think I fell asleep during Naked Lunch once.Â Really, that’s not enough when you’re talking about such an incredible director.
Well, I’ve decided to fix that.Â At home I currently have copies of Videodrome and The Brood.Â Tonight, I’ll start catching up on Cronenberg’s body of work.Â Should be a blast.Â 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?