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First it controlled her mind, then it destroyed her body... Long live the new flesh!
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February 4, 1983
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I knew it would be weird, but yeah. A little too weird. Even Eraserhead seemed to make more sense of its plot than this movie. Surrealism is always tricky in movies. I did like the Rick Baker effects quite a bit, though! I get what it was trying to say, but I think Cronenberg is better palatable when he's not fully unhinged (The Fly, The Dead Zone) compared to this and eXistenZ, and his body horror fetish. I have a feeling I might like his newer stuff (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises) that's more story and less gooey flesh.
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Definitely not for everyone, but I liked it.
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A Great film.