Monday, April 4, 2016

VIDEODROME / Canadian Film Development Corporation, Famous Players, Filmplan International - 1983

Here's a flick from supreme gore meister, David Cronenberg. THE DEAD ZONE and THE FLY will be his next productions. This story's about Max Renn (James Woods), who runs a TV channel, and when he's looking for new material to show, he discovers something called, "Videodrome." His girlfriend, Nicki Brand (Deborah Harry), goes on an audition for the show, and Max gets drawn into the plot that uses the show as its front for a global conspiracy!

I have a sound clip for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our psychodrome knockoff, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's a sample from... VIDEODROME!

A salesman goes to Max and shows him a selection of VHS tapes designed that are assured to get the viewer's attention. Max is interested...

This flick is an endless parade of violent sex, Max and his pals check out the tape.

Here's are Max and Nicki on the Rene King Show, the eighties was an interesting time, maybe.

Nicki is really getting into the tapes, she burns her boob with a cigarette to show her pleasure, and, Max is starting to lose his mind...

Then, things start going to the next level of weird. Nicki wants a BIG wet, juicy, kiss!!

The weirdness doesn't stop, Max comes up with this cool helmet to do... Well, something!

Max just keeps getting deeper and deeper into Weirdsville, he pulls his gun out of his stomach only to have the weapon attach itself to his hand.

Videodrome is in full control and the gun is now a built in murder device!

Here's the money shot! Max fills this TV dude full of lead, then, the evil comes pouring out all over the damn place!

So, Max has no choice, he uses his gun hand to blow his brain out. A typical Cronenberg happy ending. Tune in again on Wednesday for more from... The Dungeon!


Dr. Theda said...

A greatly "under-rated" film... and Great make-up effects.. enjoyable performances as well!!
A really liked him as "Dr. Decker" in Nightbreed...!!!
Hope that you guys are well...

TABONGA! said...

Hi Doc, we just keep chipping away at the to do list, all is going good here, although, I've been in the Twilight Zone since the Equinox (plus, my birthday was March 17th) - Thanks for checking in, always appreciated!..

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