The Parasite Murders (1975) IMDb

Creators

David Cronenberg (writer-director).

Categorization

Cronenberg’s brand of morbid sexualization at its most gloriously nihilistic.

Subject

An old critic of civilization kills himself before his creation, spun off from an attempt to create symbiotic organ replacements, orgiastically takes over a luxury apartment complex in present-day Canada.

Commentary

One thread running through the Canadian Cronenberg’s work is a sort of visceral antidote to Plato and Descartes. You can’t escape your body, because it is you. I love that. Compare Matango (1963) where the threat likewise induces pleasure. The Parasite Murders suffers mainly from the poor quality of some special effects and creature design.

References here: Rabid (1977).

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