David Cronenberg’s Best Movies by Reverend Jesse Pritchard
David Cronenberg was probably the first mainstream (if we can call him that) director to use an actual porn star in one of his films with Marilyn Chambers starring in Rabid. In Shivers, Rabid and The Brood he explores “unwanted bodily transformation”. He was the master of ‘body horror’ and by the 1980s this expanded to ‘mind horror’ with Scanners and Video from. His high water mark would have to be The Fly. The original 1950s version wasn’t exactly a classic but Cronenberg’s version certainly was.