Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Zack Snyder Says Batman Has A "Crisis Of Conscience" In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Plus New Pics Zack Snyder Says Batman Has A "Crisis Of Conscience" In 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Plus New Pics Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More Venice 2015 Line-Up: 'Equals' With Kristen Stewart, 'Beasts Of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl,' More New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' New 'Deadpool' Images, Ryan Reynolds Distances Himself From 'X-Men: Origins' TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More TIFF Images: Emma Watson In 'Colonia,' Brie Larson In 'Room,' Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' And More Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Richard Linklater Frontrunner To Direct 'The Rosie Project' Starring Jennifer Lawrence Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film Watch: Blu-Ray Trailer For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Plus 11 New Clips From The Film The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances The 10 Best And 5 Worst Tom Cruise Performances Watch: New Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Release Explores Who Killed The World Watch: New Trailer For 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Blu-ray Release Explores Who Killed The World Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence Just For Laughs: 'The Big Lebowski' Live Read With Michael Fassbender & Jennifer Lawrence Union Rep Says Safety Was A Concern On 'The Revenant' Shoot Union Rep Says Safety Was A Concern On 'The Revenant' Shoot All The Songs In 'Paper Towns' Including Bon Iver, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, And More All The Songs In 'Paper Towns' Including Bon Iver, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, Bob Dylan, And More "A Living Hell": 'The Revenant' Is Reportedly $35 Million Over Budget, A Producer Exited The Movie, And More "A Living Hell": 'The Revenant' Is Reportedly $35 Million Over Budget, A Producer Exited The Movie, And More 'Top Of The Lake' Season 2 Starts Shooting This Year, Elisabeth Moss Returns 'Top Of The Lake' Season 2 Starts Shooting This Year, Elisabeth Moss Returns Watch: Video Essay Counts Down The 10 Most Beautiful Movies Of All Time Watch: Video Essay Counts Down The 10 Most Beautiful Movies Of All Time The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 20 Best Documentaries Of 2015 So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Animated Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Stephen King Says Wendy In Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "One Of The Most Misogynistic Characters Ever Put On Film" Stephen King Says Wendy In Kubrick's 'The Shining' Is "One Of The Most Misogynistic Characters Ever Put On Film" "It Was A Clusterfuck From Day One": 5 Things About Neill Blomkamp's Failed 'Halo' Movie "It Was A Clusterfuck From Day One": 5 Things About Neill Blomkamp's Failed 'Halo' Movie

Watch: Hair-Raising Trailer & Clip For Brandon Cronenberg's Freaky 'Antiviral'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 9, 2012 at 10:17AM

Leave it to David Cronenberg's son Brandon to deliver the body horror freak fest longtime fans of his father have been aching for. With David busy exploring coiled sexuality in "A Dangerous Method" and the decline of a young billionaire in "Cosmopolis," Brandon tackles celebrity with enough blood, pus, bone and needles in "Antiviral" to fill a few movies, and the first full trailer is here to give you a taste.
4
Brandon Cronenberg's "Antiviral"

Leave it to David Cronenberg's son Brandon to deliver the body horror freak fest longtime fans of his father have been aching for. With David busy exploring coiled sexuality in "A Dangerous Method" and the decline of a young billionaire in "Cosmopolis," Brandon tackles celebrity with enough blood, pus, bone and needles in "Antiviral" to fill a few movies, and the first full trailer is here to give you a taste.

Led by a game Caleb Landry Jones, who spends most of the film glowering and hunched over for reasons best left revealed when you see it, the actor plays Syd March, a worker at the Lucas Clinic, in a near future where celebrity obsession has jumped to a new level, with fans infecting themselves with the disease of their favorite star. And of course, there is a black market, and that's what Syd does after hours, but he soon gets caught up in a massive web that could very well kill him. While it's a bit uneven, and takes a while to get going, we still enjoyed the movie when we saw it at Cannes, calling it "deliciously dark [with] an undeniably unique narrative that goes to some fascinating, twisted places."

No release date yet for the film, but it will play TIFF in September and hopefully hit theaters by the end of the year courtesy of IFC Midnight. Watch below along with a promo/viral for the film. [Bleeding Cool]

Antiviral Poster

This article is related to: Antiviral, Brandon Cronenberg, Film Trailers


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates