Crimes of the Future

So this is Cronenberg’s second movie… and I guess he’s still at the university? It’s got that kinda vibe.

His first movie, Stereo, was a lot more visually interesting, but it barely had a plot at all. This one has more of a plot, and isn’t visually interesting at all.

So we’re kinda edging into Cronenberg’s first commercial movie — Shivers — which would arrive five years later.

What!? Cronenberg is remaking this movie? With Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen, of course.

Cronenberg was born in 1943, so he’s… like… almost 80 now. He should be allowed to retire! But if he wants to remake this movie, why not.

But this movie is Cronenberg’s creepiest movie! I hated it when I saw it in the late 80s, and it’s still a lot to take in.

Perhaps Cronenberg wants to do a new version so that when somebody googles the name of it, they’ll never find the first version.

It’s a really loathsome movie.

Crimes of the Future. David Cronenberg. 1970.

From The Drain

This is a short Cronenberg did as a student, I guess? So … er… I guess I shouldn’t be too critical?

But this is horrendous. Even as student exercises go?

It’s mostly the soundtrack that’s doing me in.

From The Drain. David Cronenberg. 1967.