Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: David Cronenberg
Cronenberg has grown on me so much over the years. No one does gross body horror like him. He is a director with a style and themes that drive him. You can watch his films and clearly see they are from the same mind.
After a horrible motorcycle accident a woman gets experimental plastic surgery that in turn transforms her into a zombie of sorts. Not a Romero type, she can still function and walk and talk, but I guess I would say zombie for lack of a better word. She is the carrier and what she requires is blood. When she bites she infects others (hence calling her a zombie) and eventually the town becomes overrun with the infected.
I was pleasantly surprised and just how quickly the movie gets into it. This is one of Cronenberg’s earlier films and it has a lot of similar things as his later work, such as surgery & body transformation.
Obviously with the bigger budgets he eventually got his work became more polished but I thought this was a good flick and well worth checking out if you’re a fan.