I've just been to the strangest of places. Taking a walk through the caverns of the Baron Of Blood's grey matter isn't a task for the faint of heart. It's a horrific labyrinth of dripping walls and twisted psychological dead ends that keep you awake for hours wondering if you've really seen such things.
Systematically overlooked by the industry, David Cronenberg developed a hard-won reputation as one of the most outrageous but compelling directors working today but his success hasn't come without its detractors. His career has spanned over four decades and traverses such dangerous ground as "body horror" (if you aren't quite sure what that is. give it a look as you're sure to get a fright), the complexities of psychological unreality, and the terror of what might be considered by some to be unfilmable.
If you look over his body of work carefully, you see the progression and complexity of his films continue to escalate until you begin to wonder if the man who made The Brood is indeed the same director who helmed A History Of Violence and Eastern Promises. Because we are nothing if not thorough in our movie-watching habits, we embarked on a nonstop Cronenberg film festival to watch the slow-creeping progression from the very beginning.