Friday, December 19 - Saturday, December 20, 2014
“David Cronenberg’s 1979 horror film stars Oliver Reed as the charismatic head of a psychiatric institute whose revolutionary new treatment consists of encouraging a physical manifestation—in the form of welts, scars, dripping growths—of the patient’s repressed emotions. All goes well until he encounters Samantha Eggar, a young woman who burns with so much resentment against her family that her physically projected anger takes on a murderous life of its own. In some ways it’s the most direct and personal of Cronenberg’s films, radiating a sexual revulsion that is the most vivid expression of his profoundly puritanical spirit.” – Dave Kehr
- Country Canada
- Rating R
- Year 1979
- Running Time 92 minutes
- Director David Cronenberg
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