Directed by: David Cronenberg
Produced by: Claude Héroux
Written by: David Cronenberg
Starring: James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry
Released: February 4, 1983
Videodrome is the kind of horror movie that you watch while stoned. So that when you see a dudes’ (James Woods) stomach turn into a pseudo-vagina VCR, or fingers stretching outward from a human chest or television, you can blame it on the funny mushrooms you just had about 45 minutes ago. The movie is a trip, and it’s one of director David Cronenberg’s biggest cult films from an experimental era. Debbie Harry from the 1970’s band Blondie, plays the lead sexual conquest with the bizarre fetish palette. There’s some very bloody visuals in this film, and at parts you may find yourself scratching your head wondering just what exactly is going on. But it plays like a car accident where you can’t look away. It’s dated and cheesy, but different and bizarre enough to deserve a quick watch.