I really enjoyed Cronenberg’s first feature, Stereo, as I explained in the first of my retrospectives of the great auteur. It was an interesting planting of the seed that would later grow into the career of one of the greatest horror directors ever to have lived. His second film, Crimes Of The Future, is a slightly different beast.
David Cronenberg is a heavyweight name amongst cinephiles. In the wake of movie geek hysteria around his latest release: Cosmopolis, I decided that I really ought to get round to educating myself in the ways of the so-called Master Of Body Horror, beyond the few films I had already seen. And so, to start off my journey, I travelled all the way back to 1969, to the University of Toronto, for Cronenberg’s bizarre debut feature: Stereo.