Anything Horror Scott’s Favorite Mind Fuck Films

The “mind fuck” film is exactly what it sounds like. This is a type of movie that messes with your head the entire length of the film. When the mind fuck film is done right it makes your jaw drop and you wind up sitting in your chair as the credits roll. I’ve been a fan of this sub-genre since seeing JACOB’S LADDER back in 1990.

What makes JACOB’S LADDER such a great mind fuck flick is that it’s not just the ending that fucks with you; the entire movie, every second of it, keeps poking at your brain daring you to try and understand what’s going on. When you think you’ve figured out what’s happening, bam, the movie shifts gears and fucks with you even more.

Many people confuse a mind fuck movie with a film that simply offers a twist ending. This isn’t the same thing. THE SIXTH SENSE, for example, is a great film with an ending that knocks your socks off, but this isn’t a mind fuck film. The majority of THE SIXTH SENSE is a standard film of a doctor trying to help a young boy.

Below is my list (in no particular order) of some of my favorite mind fuck films. I love all these movies and watch them all over and over again. Every time I watch one of the films on this list, I get something new out of it.

Mind Jacob's Ladder

JACOB’S LADDER (1990)

There’s not a weak element in this film. From the acting to the script to the special effects, Jacob’s Ladder is a damn-near perfect film. Director Adrian Lyne masterfully controls the material here and keeps the audience wondering what the hell is happening. If you haven’t seen this film, don’t look it up and don’t read anyone’s reviews of it. Just go buy the DVD and watch it. It’ll blow your fucking socks off.

Mind Attic

THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS (2001)

Seth Green, Jeffrey Combs, Ted Raimi, and Alice Cooper all star in a movie helmed by the guy who directed the 2007 Wizard of Gore remake, Jeremy Kasten??!!? A guy is sentenced to a mental hospital for killing his girlfriend, but starts to question whether he actually killed her, or if he’s just a pawn in some strange brainwashing experiment. This one keeps you scratching your head and wondering what the fuck’s going on. Repeated viewings are recommended.

Mind Videodrome

VIDEODROME (1983)

I may be stretching the definition of what a mind fuck film is by including Videodrome on this list, but if you’ve seen this film you know why I’m including it. A sleazy cable TV station owner (James Woods) becomes obsessed with tracking down a television show titled “Videodrome.” This show has no script, no plot, and, as one character observes, “no recurring guest stars.” Oh, but there’s a whole lot more going on in this movie. This film really messes with your head. Videodrome isn’t just my favorite David Cronenberg movie, it’s one of my favorite films, period.

Mind Darko

DONNIE DARKO (2001) – Time travel? A near death experience? A large rabbit predicting the end of the world? What the hell is going on here?!? You may never know, but it sure is a fun ride. Donnie Darko became an instance cult classic and after you watch it a few times, you’ll understand why.

Mind Angel Heart

ANGEL HEART (1987) – I love this film! I remember the first time I saw it: I was living in a shitty little apartment in Ottawa, Canada and had no cable. I only got three channels and one Saturday night Angel Heart came on around one in the morning. I was mesmerized by Mickey Rourke’s portrayal as Harry Angel, a private detective hired by a mysterious man to find another guy called Johnny Favorite. Just sit back and enjoy all the twists and turns this one takes. And just wait until you see Robert De Niro peel that goddamn hardboiled egg!!!

Mind Head Trauma

HEAD TRAUMA (2006) – A man returns home after being away for twenty years to settle his dead grandmother’s estate. As he cleans the house he gets hit in the head and this triggers a series of very vivid nightmares and waking visions. Soon the line blurs between what is real and what is “unreal”. Directed by Lance Weiler (one-half of the directing team behind 1998’s The Last Broadcast), this one keeps you on edge the entire time.

Mind Don't Look Now

DON’T LOOK NOW (1973) – A classic from the 70’s. Donnie Sutherland and Julie Christie recently lost their young daughter. Sutherland takes them to Venice on business and there they meet a psychic who claims to “see” the spirit of their dead daughter. But there’s so much more going on here. This film is heavy in atmosphere and drips gloom. After watching this film, you feel that there’s no hope in the universe. And just wait until you see that goddamn ending!!

Mind Chasing Sleep

CHASING SLEEP (2000) – This is a little known gem starring Jeff Daniels as a professor who wakes up one morning to find his wife never came home the night before. As he searches to find out what happened to her he is stricken with insomnia. As his sleep deprivation gets worse and worse, reality and hallucinations merge together. Writer-director Michael Walker fucks around with the viewer until we get a great reveal at the end. I was way impressed with Daniel’s performance; I didn’t know he had it in him.

These are some of my favorite mind fuck flicks.  I know this is an incomplete list, so tell me your favorite mind fuck movie.  You know I wanna hear from you all.

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Anything Horror Scott’s Favorite Ass-Kicking Females

The days of the timid, “I’m-too-scared-to-do-anything” female characters in horror films is over. There’s nothing I hate more than when a filmmaker writes a female role in which she’s only there to either be saved by a male character or to die. We all know women are tougher and stronger than that. I’ve seen plenty of women keep their shit together in a crisis a lot better than a man!!

Below is my list of female characters in horror movies who kick some serious ass. They may not be the lead role in the film, they may not even be the “good guy,” and they may not even live, but these are female characters who are strong and fierce. You will notice that Ripley from the ALIEN franchise and Alice from the RESIDENT EVIL franchise are absent from my list. They are too obvious of choices!!

Who are your choices for some ass-kicking female characters in horror films? Who did I miss? Is there someone on my list that you don’t think belongs? Sound off below!!

Female High Tension

Marie in HIGH TENSION (2003)

Arguably the film that launched the modern new wave of hardcore, brutal horror films. Writer-director Alexandre Aja gives us a home invasion film that becomes a road rage flick with plenty of gore and violence along the way. Marie is a fierce woman who doesn’t back down even in the face of pure terror. She is determined to fight to her last dying breathe if need be in order to protect her kidnapped friend. Yeah yeah yeah, I know the ending didn’t work for most people, but what a ride this film is!!

Female Descent

Sarah in THE DESCENT (2005)

How could I leave Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) off my list? THE DESCENT has the distinction of having an all-female cast, and even though I singled out Sarah, really the entire cast of women kick ass. There’s something about Sarah that edges her out as the best ass-kicker of the group. Writer-director Neil Marshall gives us a morally ambiguous lead character with Sarah. There are times you root for her and other times when you want to see those bat-like creatures tear her apart. But despite how you feel about Sarah, there’s no denying that she kicks some major ass.

Female Night

Barbara in NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990)

Tom Savini, who directed the 1990 remake of Romero’s classic film, did a lot of things right in the remake. The main thing he got right was the re-writing of the character of Barbara (Patricia Tallman). Barbara starts off the film just like the original Barbara from the 1968 film, but eventually Barbara snaps out of her panic and decides she wants to fight, and she’s not going to rely on the men to protect her. She becomes the fiercest ass-kicker in the film. Nice work, Tom!!

Female Inside

La Femme in INSIDE (2007)

Known only as “The Woman,” Béatrice Dalle’s performance as the completely psychotic, yet extremely focused, killer is nothing short of chilling and brutal. She only says a handful of words the entire film, yet she is one of the most terrifying modern-day killers you will find. That scissor scene will leave you breathless. Leave it to the French.

Female Martyrs

Anna in MARTYRS (2008)

Anna (Morjana Alaoui) is one of the best female characters I’ve seen written and acted in over a decade. Hell, she might be the strongest female character to ever be in a movie, period. Anna is not the typical female heroine who beats down the bad guys. Anna gets seriously fucked up in this film!! She endures various levels of suffering, each stage more brutal than the one before it, in order to reach the state of martyrdom. This, though, isn’t just torture-porn. Director Laugier gives us one of the best films this reviewer has ever seen. At the end of the day, Anna is a survivor. Through all of her suffering she becomes more knowledgeable than when she started. Alaoui is absolutely amazing in the role and I can’t imagine the nightmares she had after filming this one.

Female Babadook

Amelia in THE BABADOOK (2014)

Amelia (Essie Davis) isn’t battling ghosts or demons or a psychopathic killer. She’s battling herself and mental illness in this fantastic film. Amelia is a single mother with a difficult child who is overly tired, sick, and long overdue for a vacation. But she’s on this list because she’s a fighter who doesn’t give up even when it would have be so easy to do so. In the end, she beats down the “creature,” but what makes her such a bad ass is that every day for the rest of her life Amelia is going to have to battle the same “creature” in order to make sure it stays chained up where it belongs.

Female Hell Fire

Rosetta in HELL FIRE (2012)

I’ll be honest. After watching this film and Selene Beretta’s performance as Rosetta, I instantly fell in love. Rosetta is gorgeous, has a filthy mouth, and is the most violent character, male or female, I’ve seen in a long time. Rosetta is most definitely not the “good guy” in this film. In fact, I don’t think there is a good character in this entire flick!! But damn if Rosetta doesn’t kick some serious ass.

Female I Spit on Grave

Jennifer in I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (2010)

This is a perfect case where the remake is better than the original. Waaaay better. Director Steven R. Monroe does a fantastic job with this remake. He keeps all the elements that made the original so eye-squintingly good and doesn’t pull any punches on either the rape or the revenge scenes. Jennifer (Sarah Butler) gives one helluva performance as the stranger in a strange land who is brutalized and then calculates her revenge. Not taking anything away from the original Jennifer (Camille Keaton), there’s just a raw kind of power and presence that Sarah Butler brought to her Jennifer that wasn’t in the original. And that ending, yikes!!

Female Broken

Hope in BROKEN (2006)

Talk about a nihilistic film that doesn’t so much as offer one ray of hope!! I went into BROKEN expecting just another torture porn film, but got so much more. Hope (Nadja Brand) comes home from a date, kisses her young daughter, and then goes to bed. She wakes up in the middle of the woods with a psychopath tormenting her and making her survive forty days of sadistic games. The whole time Hope knows the man also took her daughter, but has no idea what he’s done or is doing to her. The ending will make you want to drag a razor blade across your wrists!! Actress Nadja Brand is fantastic in the lead as a woman who will do anything to save her child … and ‘anything’ she does. A brutal movie with a strong, fierce female lead.

Female Bad Biology

Jennifer in BAD BIOLOGY (2008)

Relative newcomer Charlee Danielson plays the lead role as a woman with seven clits trying to find true love in this Frank Henenlotter flick. Danielson is amazing in this role. Sure, she kills some of her lovers in the throes of passion, but her character isn’t black or white. Jennifer isn’t good and she’s not evil. She’s just a woman trying to live with her condition as she attempts to find a suitable partner. Danielson plays the role brilliantly with the perfect blend of innocence and raw sexuality.

Female Videodrome

Nicki Brand in VIDEODROME (1983)

Deborah Harry comes off as a kind of Black Widow in this film. She’s smart, sexy, always looking for a little kink, and is fearless. Her bad ass-ness doesn’t come from beating the shit out of others, she’s a bad ass because she watches a real snuff film and decides she wants to be in the next episode!! Her Nicki Brand character to James Woods’ Max Renn has to be one of the most dysfunctional, anti-love affairs in modern cinema. When Brand turns to Renn and asks him, “Wanna try a few things,” it’ll send shivers up and down your spine.

Female Grace

Madeline in GRACE (2009)

Jordan Ladd’s portrayal of Madeline is nothing short of brilliant. Like Nicki Brand above, Madeline isn’t out there kicking the sacks off of douchy guys. Madeline’s strength comes from her situation. She loses her unborn child and husband in the last month of her pregnancy. Her grief is so great and her love so strong that she wills her dead baby back to life. The scene in the tub with Jordan Ladd holding her dead baby is one of the most powerful scenes you’ll find in any horror film. Madeline is one tough cookie!!

Sign off below in the comments section and tell me who your favorite ass-kicking females characters are.

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Rabid (1977)

Rabid posterThis is the raw, gruesome, and disturbing Cronenberg I love. RABID is one of David Cronenberg’s body horror masterpieces (along with SHIVERS, THE BROOD, VIDEODROME, and THE FLY). Fans of both David Cronenberg and Anything Horror will be familiar with the sub-genre in horror known as “body horror.” In this sub-genre the human body itself becomes the focal point of the film. The body is shown, often times in explicit detail, as the fragile canvass upon which many different horrors could manifest. For a modern example of this sub-genre check out the short films of Scottish filmmaker Andy Stewart. Cronenberg, though, is one of the first to explore the fertile area of body horror and this theme can be found in most of his films. In some it’s subtle (EXISTENZ) while in others (like RABID) it’s the dominant theme that drives the plot.

RABID was made early in Cronenberg’s career (it’s his second feature length film) and it was my introduction to his movies. Needless to say I was an instant and devout fan who couldn’t get enough. RABID is an ambitious film. It boasts a fairly big cast, multiple filming locations, and it plays around with other sub-genres. The main plot revolves around the theme of body horror but Cronenberg also throws in an apocalyptic theme as well as a theme that comes very close to vampires. But Cronenberg, who also wrote the film, is no amateur and has a laser-like focus on the material and never loses sight of what he wants this film to be.

The helmet really seals in the juices and allows for even cooking!!
The helmet really seals in the juices and allows for even cooking!!

Rose (Marilyn Chambers, a huge star in the porn world. This is her first non-porn role) is involved in a terrible motorcycle accident. The closest hospital to the accident isn’t actually a hospital at all but a privately owned clinic. You just know nothing good ever comes out of those “privately owned clinics!!” Rose was severely burned on most of her body but lucky for her (!!) the clinic has been playing around with a highly experimental skin graft procedure. The doctors were anxious to do some human experimentation with their procedure and like some gift from a god with a sense of humor here’s poor Rose who desperately needs said procedure. Isn’t she lucky!!

Yummy ... a little Rose Jerky!!
Yummy … a little Rose Jerky!!

At first the procedure seems to be a complete success. Rose is healing quickly with no signs of scar tissue. But before you can say “some side effects may occur,” Rose begins to start acting rather oddly. How oddly, you may wonder? Well it appears that Rose has a phallic, probe-like appendage growing under her arm, she has overwhelming, unnatural impulses to mate with whoever is near her, and she has an unquenchable blood lust. But she’s not simply killing those people she’s fucking and biting with her new appendage. Remember, this is a Cronenberg flick!! The people she “bites” then become rabid, homicidal maniacs who attack others in order to satiate their new found blood lust. Rose is spreading both her legs and a new deadly human form of rabies!!

No ... that doesn't look like a vag at all!!
No … that doesn’t look like a vag at all!!

RABID blends the crazy scientist, vampire(ish), and Cronenberg’s very own “body horror” genres into one gory, sexy, fun ride. There’s also scenes where we see the beginning of the collapse of society and how the city tries to deal with this outbreak. The city’s solution is to organize undertrained “clean up” squads to kill off the infected. Their success rate is pretty much what you’d expect. In typical Cronenberg fashion we also get a real downer of an ending that beautifully captures the overall tone of the film. RABID is a well acted, gory, well written and an important early work from one of the masters of the genre. Not only should all horror fans see RABID but this film should be in every fan’s collection. Not to be missed!!

My Summary:
Director: David Cronenberg
Plot: 5 out of 5 stars
Gore: 8 out of 10 skulls
Zombie Mayhem: 3.5 out of 5 brains
Reviewed by Scott Shoyer

Rabid clean up

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Videodrome (1983)

I’m reposting my review of VIDEODROME due to it being one of my all time favorite genre flicks and because when I originally posted this, back in January of 2010, it was the early days of this website when I didn’t have many visitors.  This way everyone can know experience the love I have for this film!! –AHS

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I saw this movie for the first time in 1985 when I was 14. My buddy’s older brother gave me a really crappy, grainy VHS cassette with a horrible sound track; BUT it was the uncut version (and as it goes, watching this flick on a grainy VHS is pretty appropriate). Now it’s 2010 and not only is Videodrome one of my all time favorite movies, but I think its writer-director Cronenberg’s best movie, and I think it’s one of the strongest genre flicks ever made.

I must admit that after I saw this the first time I had no friggin’ idea what the hell was going on.  What I could piece together in my still very innocent mind was that kinky sex and violence stimulates the growth of some organ in your head that will help evolve you into “the New Flesh”??? What the FUCK??  By this time I had already seen Cronenberg’s Shivers (1975), Rabid (1977), and The Brood (1979) and was a bona fide huge fan of Cronenberg.  I was familiar with his theme of “body horror” found in most of his movies, but Videodrome was just way over my 14 year old head.  At first I simply wrote it off as one of his mistakes, but noticed that after a few days I couldn’t get it outta my mind.  There was something so gritty and disturbing about the story and its’ images that I couldn’t stop thinking about it.  I really wanted to understand what Cronenberg was trying to tell me. So I rented it (but this time got the R-rated version) and watched it over and over again. And over and over again. Suddenly I realized not only did I absolutely love Videodrome and believe it to be his best movie yet, but I started to understand the story.  It’s bizarre, no doubt, but it is “Cronenberg Bizarre.”

The story:  James Woods’ character, Max Renn, is one of the owners of a crappy little cable station called Civic TV (which is named as a tribute after City TV, an actual television station in Toronto that was infamous for showing soft-core sex films as part of its late night programming line-up).

You don’t wanna guest star on this TV show!!

In order to compete against bigger stations, Renn knows they need to offer something viewers can’t get on any other station.  Airing some soft-core porn late at night seems to be helping the ratings, but Renn is getting bored by it; it’s too tame for his tastes and he believes his viewers want something with more teeth (pun intended).  In one scene an Asian porn producer, played by David Tsubôchi, tries to sell Renn some porn for the station, but Renn turns him down telling him how boring and predictable it is.  Tsubôchi went on to become a Minister in the Ontario provincial government, and his role here as a pornographer was exploited by the opposition. Ya gotta love politics; the opposition was trying to use Tsubôchi’s ROLE as an ACTOR from a FICTIONAL movie as a true representation of what he really believes in and how he really is.  Pathetic.  And people wonder why I submerge myself in horror movies.  Anyway …

One night the station’s engineer, who has a knack for video piracy and “breaking into” other broadcaster’s signals, comes across a grainy TV showed called “Videodrome.”  The production values are practically nothing (a woman is chained up in a bare room getting beaten), but best of all it’s the kind of program “with teeth” that Renn has been looking for.  So he hires the local “strange lady,” Masha, who has ties to the underworld to track down “Videodrome” for him.  She finds it and tells him to leave it alone:

Masha: Videodrome. What you see on that show, it’s for real. It’s not acting. It’s snuff TV.
Max Renn: I don’t believe it.
Masha: So, don’t believe.
Max Renn: Why do it for real? It’s easier and safer to fake it.
Masha: Because it has something that you don’t have, Max. It has a philosophy. And that is what makes it dangerous.

I’m not 100% sure about this fact but this might just be the first big-studio genre flick (it was distributed by Universal Films) to talk about snuff films!!  From here on out the film gets very bizarre, very gory, and very “I can’t take my eyes off of this.”  I don’t wanna get into much more of the plot, but it’s a crazy ride for sure folks.  This is the kind of film that divides audiences:  Either ya love it or hate it!!

Any horror fan worth their weight in gore needs to see this flick; if nothing else for the special f/x by Rick Baker.  These are some truly amazing, disgusting, disturbing, and groundbreaking f/x:

We see a TV come to life and watch James Woods “make out” with it;

Pucker up for Nikki

we see a gun become an organic part of Woods’ hand;

Gives new meaning to “hand gun”!!

we get to see a living, breathing “vagina” in Woods’ stomach (which he sticks the gun into);

I’m at a loss for words here.

we see a TV screen explode into a mess of blood and guts;

What a gutsy movie!!

and we get to see a man shot by a “tumor gun,” whose body erupts into a ton of tumors as he dies horribly.

A truly disgusting scene.

These are just a few examples of some of the amazing work Baker does here.

Cronenberg definitely has his “body horror” theme here (stronger than ever, in fact) but he also adds the dimension of a very layered and detailed story.  This movie is so much more than the sum of its (amazing) f/x; it’s trying to tell us something.  It’s an early warning in the days before personal computers became so invasive in our daily lives and about the dangers of technology and retreating into that technology and away from actual interpersonal contact.  It also predicts and tries to warn us about the connection between technology and violence (this, I believe, is the essential theme here).  There’s so much violence on TV every day that is taken for granted and we have essentially become desensitized to it.  A certain group in the movie takes advantage of this fact and exploits it:

Harlan: North America’s getting soft, patron, and the rest of the world is getting tough. Very, very tough. We’re entering savage new times, and we’re going to have to be pure and direct and strong if we’re going to survive them. Now, you and this cesspool you call a television station and your people who wallow around in it, your viewers who watch you do it, they’re rotting us away from the inside. We intend to stop that rot.

James Woods and Peter Griffin

All the performances here are top notch.  This is actually one of my favorite performances by James Woods (Woods’ even refers to his role in Videodrome in an episode of Family Guy).  Woods plays his typical, trademarked really intense character.  He starts off very arrogant and cocky, but as he watches more and more of the “videodrome” signal and his body begins to evolve into something new, he loses his grip on reality and begins to question everything.  And in a typical “Cronenbergian” scene we see a character trying to help Woods by putting a machine on his head that will record and analyze his hallucinations.  Trully a “must been seen to be believed” moment.

Some may think that with its high ideals and philosophical views that this movie gets a little pretentious at times.  I never got that feeling.  This is a brilliantly written, “deep” genre movie that challenges you to understand what’s going on.  All the pieces are there; you just gotta put them together.  But when you do it was well worth the “journey.”  I do categorize this as “philosophical horror” but I give this movie that label with respect.  Plus there are so many scenes of absolute depravity and gore that it’ll knock your socks off and remind you that you’re watching a genre flick … a damn good genre flick!!  Deborah Harry, the singer Blondie, also puts in a fantastic

Prototype for a Hallucination Analyzer

performance as Nicki Brand.  She becomes aware of “videodrome” through Woods and not only becomes obsessed with it, but tracks it down, appears on it, and becomes one of its victims.  She adds the perfect amount of kink and depravity here. When she and Woods are fooling around she coyly asks, “Wanna try a few things.”  This’ll send a shiver down your spine.  It seems to me that Cronenberg left the ending wide open for a sequel, and I for one am really upset he never continued this story.  I’d love to see the new world inhabited by “The New Flesh.”  Don’t miss this one.  I love every second of this movie.  This one will get under your skin and you’ll think about it long after you turn off your cathode ray box.

Afterward:  In April 2009 Universal Studios announced that Videodrome would be going through the re-make grinder.  According to Variety, this new remake “will modernize the concept, infuse it with the possibilities of nano-technology and blow it up into a large-scale sci-fi action thriller.”  What the fuck??!!!?  Has anyone that’s even seen this movie and “gotten it” ever thought that it was missing “a large-scale sci-fi thriller” feel?  Absolutely pathetic.  But then let’s remember that in 2003 when the studio announced that another remake of The Fly was in the works, Variety asked the at-the-time director (who’s name escapes me) why he wanted to do another remake of The Fly.  His answer (and I’m paraphrasing here):  “I noticed that in both previous Fly movies, the fly never flew.”  WHAT??!?  Lucky for us all I believe all intentions of remaking Videodrome (and The Fly) have been halted.  But for how long?

My Summary:

Director:  David Cronenberg

Rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Gore:  9 out of 10 skulls

Zombie Mayhem:  0 out of 5 brains

Reviewed by Scott Shoyer

Universal Names Director of the Upcoming Videodrome Remake. F**k Me!!

I prayed.  I prayed hard.  And for a while I thought my prayers were answered.  This is in itself odd being that I’m a confirmed atheist!!  But I should’ve known Universal was up to something due to them being so quiet.  When I first started running Anything Horror I wrote my review of VIDEODROME (my review); which is easily in my top five favorite horror films of all time.  Then by March 13, 2010 I was reporting on rumors of a VIDEODROME remake (my article) and that’s when i started praying to an empty sky hoping Universal abandoned the idea all together.  Not only is Universal moving forward with a remake of one of David Cronenberg’s best films, but according to deadline.com, they’ve named a director.  The man:  Adam Berg.

Berg must have some crazy, mad directorial credits of films that push the boundaries and blur the line between good taste and out-right offensiveness.  Right?  Nope. This will be Berg’s directorial debut.  His experience lies in commercials and some short films.  Yikes.  Is this really the best choice for a VIDEODROME remake, Universal??  Seriously?

Ehren Kruger has written the script and is also producing with Daniel Bobker.  In case you’re not familiar with Kruger’s works, he’s the man who “wrote” TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, and is penning the next in the TRANSFORMERS franchise.  Yeah, I know.  This has “disaster” written all over it.  In case you’re not familiar with it, here’s a brief plot crunch:

James Woods starred in the original Videodrome as the head of Civic TV Channel 83. He makes his station relevant by programming Videodrome, a series that depicts torture and murder that transfixes viewers. When Kruger and Bobker set it up at Universal, they planned to modernize the concept, infusing it with the possibilities of nano-technology and blow it up into a large-scale sci-fi action thriller.

Oh fuck me!!  More on this one as it becomes available.

What do you think?

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