David Cronenberg directs James Woods, Sonja Smits and Debbie Harry in this sci-fi horror where a TV executive becomes obsessed with an illegal porn show of torture, paranoia and mutation.
An actual nightmare. There very little blatant logic in how the story unfolds but you are sucked down its fetid plughole anyway. The body horror and tech fetish FX are unnerving (for 1982). Woods and Harry give warm blooded performances as the voyeurs turned addicts – their flesh and personalities reprogrammed by their dark desires. Not family viewing.
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