Monday, March 15, 2010
Happy Birthday David Cronenberg!
Happy 67th birthday to David Cronenberg - director of one of the best remakes of ever (THE FLY) and portrayer of the creepiest killer ever (NIGHTBREED), amongst other great weird cinematic achievements. Who else has brought William S. Burroughs (NAKED LUNCH) AND JG Ballard (CRASH) to the screen? And sex zombies in a modern high rise starring Barabara Steele AND Lynn Lowry (SHIVERS)? Forget about it! Don't even get me started on the horrors of birth in THE BROOD or all that crazy dual personality gynocology stuff in DEAD RINGERS!
What haven't you done, David? You brought us Marilyn Chambers in RABID. Head explosions (SCANNERS) will never be the same. eXistenZ was a return to form for you! And car crashes never have turned me on more.
Cronenberg! You rock! This Gallo tastes ten times better when I drink it thinking of you.
Put on HISTORY OF VIOLENCE - it's good shit - nature vs. nurture and all that and Vigo Mortensen is a hot piece and raise a glass!