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David Cronenberg Lobby Card Gallery

Posted in Canada, movies with tags , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2013 by goregirl

Super Goretastic Lobby Cards for David Cronenberg flicks…

Shivers Lobby Card

Lobby Card for Shivers (aka) They Came from Within (1975). Starring; Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman, Susan Petrie, Barbara Steele, Ronald Mlodzik and Barry Baldaro.

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Lobby Cards for The Brood (1979). Starring; Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman, Nuala Fitzgerald, Cindy Hinds and Susan Hogan.

scanners lobby card

Lobby Card for Scanners (1981). Starring; Jennifer O’Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane, Michael Ironside and Robert A. Silverman.

videodrome lobby card

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Lobby Cards for Videodrome (1983). Starring; James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson, Jack Creley, Lynne Gorman and Julie Khaner.

Dead Zone

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Lobby Cards for The Dead Zone (1983). Starring; Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst, Martin Sheen, Nicholas Campbell, Sean Sullivan and Jackie Burroughs.

The Fly

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Lobby Cards for The Fly (1986). Starring; Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson and George Chuvalo.

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Dead Ringers

Lobby Cards for Dead Ringers (1988). Starring; Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon, Shirley Douglas, Stephen Lack and Nick Nichols.

naked lunch

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Lobby Cards for Naked Lunch (1991). Starring; Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider, Monique Mercure, Nicholas Campbell, Michael Zelniker, Robert A. Silverman and Joseph Scoren.

MAPLE MAYHEM! Canadian Horror Film Poster Gallery – PART ONE

Posted in Canada, horror, movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2013 by goregirl

Deathdream

Deathdream (1972) directed by Bob Clark and starring John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Richard Backus, Henderson Forsythe, Anya Ormsby, Jane Daly, Michael Mazes and Arthur Bradley.

Pontypool

Pontypool (2008) directed by Bruce McDonald and starring Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak, Rick Roberts, Daniel Fathers, Boyd Banks and Beatriz Yuste.

shivers

Shivers (1975) directed by David Cronenberg and starring Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman, Susan Petrie, Barbara Steele, Ronald Mlodzik and Barry Baldaro.

the clown murders

The Clown Murders (1976) directed by Martyn Burke and starring Stephen Young, Susan Keller, Lawrence Dane, John Candy, Gary Reineke, John Bayliss, Al Waxman and Michael Magee.

black christmas

Black Christmas aka Silent Night Evil Night (1974) directed by Bob Clark and starring Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Marian Waldman, Andrea Martin, James Edmond, Doug McGrath, Art Hindle and Lynne Griffin.

antiviral

Antiviral (2012) directed by Brandon Cronenberg and starring Caleb Landry Jones, Lisa Berry, Sarah Gadon, Douglas Smith, Joe Pingue, Nicholas Campbell, Sheila McCarthy, Wendy Crewson, Nenna Abuwa and Malcolm McDowell.

cannibal girls

Cannibal Girls (1973) directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Ronald Ulrich, Randall Carpenter, Bonnie Neilson, Mira Pawluk, Bob McHeady and May Jarvis.

visting hours

Visiting Hours (1982) directed by Jean-Claude Lord and starring Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl, William Shatner, Lenore Zann, Harvey Atkin, Helen Hughes and Michael J. Reynolds.

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Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002) directed by Guy Maddin and starring Wei-Qiang Zhang, Tara Birtwhistle, David Moroni, CindyMarie Small, Johnny A. Wright, Stephane Leonard, Matthew Johnson, Keir Knight, Brent Neale and Stephanie Ballard.

The Gate

The Gate (1987) directed by Tibor Takács and starring Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp, Kelly Rowan, Jennifer Irwin, Deborah Grover, Scot Denton, Ingrid Veninger and Sean Fagan.

the brood

The Brood (1979) directed by David Cronenberg and starring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman, Nuala Fitzgerald, Cindy Hinds, Susan Hogan and Gary McKeehan.

My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine (1981) directed by George Mihalka and starring Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight, Alf Humphreys, Cynthia Dale, Helene Udy, Rob Stein, Thomas Kovacs, Terry Waterland and Carl Marotte.

deranged

Deranged (1974) directed by Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby and starring Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson, Robert Warner, Marcia Diamond, Brian Smeagle, Arlene Gillen, Robert McHeady, Marian Waldman, Micki Moore and Pat Orr.

death weekend

Death Weekend (1976) directed by William Fruet and starring Brenda Vaccaro, Don Stroud, Chuck Shamata, Richard Ayres, Kyle Edwards, Don Granberry, Ed McNamara, Michael Kirby and Denver Mattson.

Worshipping at the Altar of Cronenberg

Posted in horror, movies with tags , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2009 by goregirl

David Cronenberg is one of the Dungeon’s favorite Horror Film directors. This fellow Canadian was born in my hometown of Toronto Ontario and boasts a most impressive resume. Since 2000, he has been swaying from the genre into new territory which I think is very sad news indeed. Now that he is getting Oscar Nominations for hispromotional-poster-for-rabid work I wonder if he will ever revisit horror. I really want to hate his non-horror entries but I just can’t. I cannot deny the brilliance of Spider, Naked Lunch or Eastern Promises. But because we are all about the horror we are only going to look at those titles. I would be the first to say that Hollywood star power does not a good horror film make. Cronenberg proves that wrong again and again. The memorable performances given in many of his films elevate them to a completely different level. It is the performance you remember, not the actions. A rare and beautiful thing. Who could forget Jeremy Irons disturbing performance as gynecologist twin brothers Beverly and Elliot Mantle in Dead Ringers? Or Christopher Walken’s wrought and sympathetic performance as Johnny Smith in the Dead Zone? Always edgy, and often weird we love that Cronenberg never backs down from graphic and grisly visuals even in his more commercial endeavors. In addition to directing he also wrote the screenplay to all of his horror entries and was the producer on Dead Ringers and Existenz. He had a cameo in his own films The Fly and Dead Ringers and had featured roles in Clive Barker’s Night Breed playing Dr Philip K. Decker and in Jason X as Dr. Wimmer. I have enjoyed every single Cronenberg horror film I have seen in varying degrees from like to love. I cannot say that about a single other horror film director. Below are the Dungeon reviews for each Cronenberg title. Come back to the dark side David!! We need you here!
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eXistenZ (1999)

Jennifer Jason Leigh is a virtual reality game designer who gets trapped in her own game. What results is a mind-bending trip with surreal visuals and tight performances. A wonderfully weird and original film.

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe, Don McKellar, Callum Keith Rennie and Sarah Polley

Dead Ringers

Jeremy Irons plays gynecologist twin brothers descending into madness with disturbing perfection. Unsettling images that will stay with you for days after. Gynecological tools that would give any woman nightmares. Absolutely brilliant and one of our all time favorites.

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon, Shirley Douglas and Stephen Lack

The Fly (1986)

A remake of the 1958 classic with the camp cut out. The chemistry between Goldblum and Davis helps along the emotional tension. Watching the Brundle characters transformation is a visual, grotesquely grand treat. One of the best horror remakes out there.

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel, Leslie Carlson and George Chuvalo

The Dead Zone (1983)

Christopher Walken plays Johnny, a teacher who wakes up from a five-year coma with the ability to see the future of people he touches. His “gift” leaves him emotionally wrought and an unwilling hero. Inevitably he sees a future where he will have to make the ultimate sacrifice. Walken kicks ass as usual and Sheen’s politician is the perfect dastardly bastard.

Starring: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Colleen Dewhurst, Martin Sheen and Nicholas Campbell

Videodrome (1983)

James Woods plays a seedy TV programmer who discovers pirated snuff that controls its viewer. Some of the most messed up scenes to appear on celluloid including one of our favorite scenes we lovingly refer to as “the human VCR”. A truly bizarre and surreal nugget.

Starring: James Woods, Sonja Smits, Deborah Harry, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson, Jack Creley, and Lynne Gorman

Scanners (1981)

A group of “scanners” with telepathic ability are able to will people to explode. When a renegade group of scanners with dreams of grandeur run amok the result is a grisly and gory mess. Great effects! A little more downtime than I like, but not without its entertainment value.

Starring: Jennifer O’Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane, Michael Ironside and Robert A. Silverman

The Brood (1979)

Samantha Eggar is great as a woman getting very unconventional treatment in an institution. Unconventional doesn’t really begin to describe this freaky and truly bizarre little film. If you are offended by children in horror films this is not going to be your film. I really don’t want to say more and spoil the fun for those who haven’t seen it. Freaky little film that offers some real chills and thrills. This is one of my all time favorites.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman, Nuala Fitzgerald, Cindy Hinds, and Susan Hogan

Rabid (1977)

Marilyn Chambers plays a woman who has undergone experimental surgery and develops a taste for blood. Everyone she infects becomes “rabid”. There is a city wide epidemic in no time flat. For starters, this film has the best promo poster ever! It is one of those films I seen at a young impressionable age so it holds a special place in my horror filled wretched heart. It is full of copious violence and a beauty little scene I like to call attack of the Vaginal armpit. This one is on my list of Top 100 best horror films of all time.

Starring: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan, Patricia Gage, Susan Roman, and Roger Periard

Shivers (1975)(aka They Came from Within)

Cronenberg’s first full-length horror feature. A scientist living in an upscale Montreal condominium has let loose a parasite that transforms its victims into sex obsessed, violent, zombie-esque predators. By the time most of the buildings inhabitants figure out there is something wrong it is too late. The film has a claustrophobic feeling about it and has lots of nasty deaths. A very nice first outing.

Starring: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman, Susan Petrie, Barbara Steele, Ronald Mlodzik and Barry Baldaro
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