Beyond Fest's Cronenberg retrospective sounds like a mind-blowingly good time

Although he’s moved away from the genre in recent years, David Cronenberg—the man who brought us exploding skulls, acid-vomiting Jeff Goldblums, and more vaguely vaginal flesh wounds than you can shape a phallic symbol of humanity’s increasing alienation and dependence on technology at—will always have a warm,…

Send your love with these truly disgusting Cronenberg Valentine’s Day cards

So much Valentine’s Day iconography is treacly—roaring fireplaces, erotic chocolate, embroidered teddy bears, etc.—that the necessary counterbalance of sardonic and gross-out Valentine’s Day iconography has itself become a little overdone. (We have all given or received the card with a realistic drawing of a human…

Here’s what’s coming to (and leaving from) Hulu in December

The slate of media getting dumped onto Hulu’s streaming service in December contains some dark gifts. To help horror fans gird their dirty loins for the upcoming Friday The 13th reboot, the entire franchise (or at least the films that actually have “Friday The 13th” in the title) is arriving on December 1. That covers…

Up-and-coming actor David Cronenberg to co-star in Sarah Polley’s Alias Grace

The Playlist is reporting that director David Cronenberg has been cast in Sarah Polley’s upcoming Netflix series, Alias Grace. Cronenberg—whose resume is peppered with small acting roles in both his own films and movies like The Stupids and Jason X—will appear in a supporting role in Polley’s adaptation of Margaret…

The Mind’s Eye director Joe Begos on the absolute best way to blow up a head

Horror has always been a genre where resourcefulness and ingenuity are valued, both in the storytelling and in the special-effects realms. Rhode Island-born director Joe Begos is a reflection of these values, starting with his first, micro-budget feature, Almost Human. For his new movie, The Mind’s Eye, Begos drew on…

See the best clip of horror auteurs talking shop on 1980s public access TV ever made

John Landis, John Carpenter, and David Cronenberg: Together, they represent a broad spectrum of horror cinema, and this clip of them talking shop on an early ’80s public access television show is unassailably great. (It shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with film history that the show, Take One, appeared on Z Channel…

David Cronenberg on his incest-heavy Hollywood satire, Maps To The Stars

David Cronenberg is a great comedian. “Funny guy” might not be the first descriptor that comes to mind for the Canadian director, who’s more commonly known as a master of body horror and the creator of depraved tales. And yet, his humor is undeniable, in everything from the sex-romp tone of Shivers to the perfect…