Weirdest David Cronenberg films

David Cronenberg‘s new film Maps to the Stars is in theaters and on VOD, and every time a new film arrives from the director I end up going back through his years of prior work to find new connections and ideas. It takes a while, sometimes, to really find where one of his films sits in the grand scheme of things. (I’m still trying to sort out Cosmopolis, frankly.) This time, I kept focusing on the weirdness of Cronenberg, which is what everyone focuses on in his films at some point. But this was more about the unusual connection between his subjective visions of reality and our own experience rather than eye-popping visuals. This isn’t an overview of David Cronenberg’s full career, but just to set out an organizing principle, what follows are 11 of the Weirdest David Cronenberg films, as they relate to our own lives.

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The last Mondo poster, created to celebrate Guillermo del Toro’s film Pan’s Labyrinth, sold out in seconds. I expect the same fate for two of the three posters the company will release tomorrow.

Mondo’s Star Trek series continues with images for the 1967 episode Mirror, Mirror, and the 1966 two-parter The Menagerie. The latter is an early landmark in the series, as it uses footage from the rejected pilot episode The Cage, which featured Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Pike rather than William Shatner as James Kirk.

And as a bonus, the company is selling stock of a poster for David Cronenberg‘s early film Rabid, in which emergency plastic surgery leads to Marilyn Chambers sprouting a stinger with which she preys on others. Oh, the stinger is in her armpit. (Of course.) The poster is a lot less lurid than you might expect for early Cronenberg — it is almost eerie. Check out all three after the break.  Read More »