Director David Cronenberg has the bizarre Robert Pattinson-starrer "Cosmopolis" dropping soon, but it seems he's going to have some competition in the weirdo department… from his own son.
The trailer for Brandon Cronenberg's new film "Antiviral" proves he's a regular chip off the ol' block, especially if that block is made of pulsing human flesh.
This indictment against the cult of celebrity stars Caleb Landry Jones, better known as the high-flying Banshee in "X-Men: First Class," as a technician named Syd at Lucas Labs, where people pay to have diseases drawn from famous people injected into them to feel closer to their idols.
Jones' character is also selling the viruses on the side to the black market, but when he accidentally gets infected with a mysterious strain that killed superstar Hannah Geist (Sarah Gadon), Syd has to race to unravel the cause of her death.
Body horror, as a genre, was essentially invented by David Cronenberg in classic movies like "The Brood," "Videodrome" and "The Fly," and Brandon clearly wants to take that theme to the next writhing and wriggling level. Just the trailer alone is more than enough disturbing to make our blood thin and our coffee go from cream to black again... somehow.
Judging by reactions when "Antiviral" debuted at Cannes, including its fair share of walkouts, this could be the most revolting viewing experience since the Fox reality show "The Swan."
Malcolm McDowell of "A Clockwork Orange" and "Halloween" fame co-stars.