When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome.
As he struggles to unearth the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation. Starring James Woods and Deborah Harry in one of her first film roles, Videodrome is one of writer/director David Cronenberg’s most original and provocative works, fusing social commentary with shocking elements of sex and violence. With groundbreaking special effects makeup by Academy Award®-winner Rick Baker, Videodrome has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and mind-bending science fiction films of the 1980s.
Cronenberg: In the Flesh
In eager anticipation of David Cronenberg's return to his body horror roots with Crimes of the Future, we've programmed three weekends of the master filmmaker's work. Dead Ringers and Crash open, followed by Cronenberg's visceral collaborations with actor Viggo Mortensen in A History of Violence and Eastern Promises. Finally, we'll have our minds blown by Scanners and chant "long live the new flesh" at Videodrome!