Grimmfest have partnered with Horror Channel to present a day of films honoring the legendary David Cronenberg on Sunday 23rd March 2020 at the Stockport Plaza.
“Everybody’s a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We’re all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.” – David Cronenberg.
Here is the running schedule of David Cronenberg Day –
Doors Open: 12.30pm.
1.00pm RABID (91 mins) 15 Cert
In the wake of the Soska Twins’ recent remake, a chance to revisit the stark, bleak original; the film in which Marilyn Chambers truly is insatiable.
3.10pm VIDEODROME (87mins) 18 Cert
“Long live the new flesh!” Remember the whole “video nasties” hysteria of the 1980s? Fear of what exposure to such things might be doing to the young? It could have been a lot worse.
5.10pm THE FLY (96 mins) 18 Cert
“There was an old lady who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why. Perhaps she’ll die…” One of the genre’s greatest ever love stories. Yes, seriously.
7.15pm CRASH (100 mins) 18 Cert
Cronenberg’s cinematic reimagining of J.G Ballard’s novel was described as “beyond the bounds of depravity” by critic Alexander Walker. The perfect combination of filmmaker and source material, in other words.
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And to celebrate the day, Grimmfest have produced a special Grimmfest Cronenberg trailer below –