How brilliant is Jeremy Irons in this film? How did they do those twinning effects? Is this a 5-star Cronenberg film? Tune in to the show to get these answers and more!

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How effective is James Woods? Is this film more relevant today than it was when released? What’s up with the living TV? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Is this movie more than just an exploding head? Does the world building give us enough to go with? Can we just like it because it’s fun? Tune in to the show to get these answers and more!

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Is Cronenberg finally hitting his stride with this film? How much did Cronenberg’s life inform this art? And what’s up with those rage babies? Tune in to this week’s show to hear answers to these questions and more.

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Why did Cronenberg make a film so different from his other films? Does it work as a Cronenberg film? Does it even work as a genre picture? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

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How was adult film star Marilyn Chambers as the film’s lead? How effective are the body horror elements? Has Cronenberg improved since his last film? Tune in to get answers to these questions and more.

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Are there signs right away that signify this is a Cronenberg film? How effective is the body horror? Or is it just a low budget horror movie? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more.

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There are certain people that are drawn to a movie because of reports about early screenings where audience members had to leave the theatre because the gore made them physically sick. Whether it’s an attraction to the gruesome horror films, a chance for some good jumps and frights or simply a curiosity to see what the filmmakers could have done to actually make people ill, gore can certainly boost a horror film at the box office. And that certainly was the case with David Cronenberg’s 1986 horror masterpiece The Fly, a remake of the ‘58 version which itself was based on George Langelaan’s short story. Cronenberg, however, is a filmmaker who certainly puts a lot of thought into his films, never one to simply make a gorefest, and this film certainly has more going for it. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we delve into the last Listener’s Choice episode of the year, this time with Matthew Medrano to discuss Cronenberg’s film.

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Back in the 70s and 80s, Stephen King’s stories generally had a lot more scares in them, as did their cinematic equivalents. Perhaps that’s why David Cronenberg’s adaptation of “The Dead Zone” feels a bit out of place — it comes off as much more of a dramatic thriller than a horror film. It certainly garnered critical praise and found its audience, but 31 years later, it comes across a bit dated. Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we continue our Stephen King series with 1983’s “The Dead Zone.”

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