Bio-horror Mastermind

Cronenberg was born in Toronto (15/3/1943), Ontario, where he currently lives. He is the son of Esther, a musician, and Milton Cronenberg, a writer and editor. He was raised in a middle-class progressive Jewish family. Cronenberg attended Harbord Collegiate Institute, later graduating from University College, University of Toronto with a degree in literature, having switched from science. He has cited William S. Burroughs and Vladimir Nabokov as influences. He remains an atheist and does not believe in an afterlife.


SHIVERS (1975)
Shivers filmed as Orgy of the Blood Parasites. Alternate titles: The Parasite Murders, They Came from Within, and Frissons for the French Canadian distribution
Producer: Ivan Reitman
Writter: David Cronenberg
Starring: Paul Hampton, Barbara Steele, Lynn Lowry, Joe Silver, Ronald Mlodzik, Fred Doederlin, Allan Migicovsky
Running time: 87min.

Rating: 7/10

RABID (1977)
Producer: John Dunning, Ivan Reitman
Writter: David Cronenberg
Starring: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan, Patricia Gage, Susan Roman
Running time: 91min.

Rating: 7,5/10

THE BROOD (1979)
Producer: Claude Heroux
Writter: David Cronenberg
Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Harry Beckman
Running time: 92min.

Rating: 8,5/10

Producer: Claude Héroux
Writter: David Cronenberg
Starring: Stephen Lack, Jennifer O'Neill, Michael Ironside, Patrick McGoohan
Running time: 103min.

Rating: 8/10

Producer: Claude Héroux
Writter: David Cronenberg
Starring: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson, Jack Creley
Running time: 89min.

Rating: 9,5/10

Producer: Debra Hill
Writter: Novel: Stephen King, Screenplay: Jeffrey Boam
Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Martin Sheen
Running time: 103min.

Rating: 9/10

THE FLY (1986)
Producer: Stuart Cornfield, Mel Brooks (uncredited)
Writter: Short story: George Langelaan, Screenplay: Charles Edward Pogue, David Cronenberg
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz
Running time: 95min.

Rating: 10/10

Producer: Marc Boyman, David Cronenberg
Writter: Novel: Bari Wood, Jack Geasland, Screenplay: David Cronenberg, Norman Snider
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold
Running time: 116min.

Rating: 8.5/10

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