Be careful before going to the cinema: Horrormeister himself warns of his new disgusting pleasure

He himself expects that a number of people will flee his new work: With “Crimes of the Future” David Cronenberg delivers another contribution to the body horror genre.

The body is sacred. It’s already written in the Bible. Disfiguring or reshaping it is therefore against nature. If he is even consciously exposed to destructive forces, the horror, but at the same time the curiosity about the newly created is great – regardless of whether it is fatal or not. The body horror genre, often with erotic undertones, draws its appeal from precisely this contradiction.

One of the co-founders and doyens of this genre is Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, who returns with a new film exactly eight years after his last film to date, “Maps to the Stars” starring Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson: Crimes of the Future. You can now see it in German cinemas and the following trailer proves that Cronenberg has not forgotten how to attract and repel audiences in equal measure:

Cronenberg expects to escape from cinemas

The trailer is already a disconcerting experience, but the whole film unsurprisingly aims to top that by a lot. Cronenberg has clear ideas about how his film will be received, as he is talking to deadline revealed:

“There are some really tough scenes. I mean, I’m sure some will leave the theater within the first five minutes of the film. I am convinced. Some people have seen the film and told me they think the last 20 minutes will really grab people and some will leave the theaters. One guy said he almost had a panic attack.”

There can hardly be better advertising for a horror film, as recently proved by “Smile – Do you see it too?” and “Terrifier 2” is currently also being shown in the USA. Horror fans feel challenged by reports about an overwhelmed audience and want to put their own limits to the test.

This is what Crimes of the Future is about

In Crimes of the Future, humanity lives in a time when it has become so adapted to a synthetic environment that the body responds with mutations and transformations. The famous artist Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen) and his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux) take advantage of this by publicly displaying the changes in his organs. This in turn calls the National Organ Registry into action, whose employee Timlin is assigned to the two. And Timlin develops an almost obsessive interest.

The interesting thing about Cronenberg’s new film is the fact that he comes full circle with it: his directorial debut in 1970 already bore this title. In it, a cosmetic product was the reason for the death of almost all women in the world. And so it’s not surprising that he called the new Crimes of the Future an “evolution of everything I’ve done before” (via Bloody Disgusting):

“Fans will see important references to other scenes and moments from my other films. This is a continuity of my understanding of technology in relation to the human body. Technology is always an extension of the human body, even if it seems very mechanical and not human.”

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