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Cronenberg Might Return to Horror

David Cronenberg talks a return to horrorWhile critics all over have been raving about David Cronenberg’s last two films, A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, some horror fans have been wondering what happened to the Cronenberg who delivered The Fly, The Brood, Rabid and more genre-defining works to their greedy eyeballs.

Well, that Cronenberg got some new ideas and made them into what he wanted to see, and to be fair I don’t think the man’s worked on anything to date that doesn’t have some trace of horror in it. But a recent interview in Wired revealed that he’s still willing to go just a bit further with it…

“I know fans have nostalgia for the movies that they grew up with,” he told the magazine, “but to redo that would be boring. On the other hand, I wouldn’t ever rule out doing another sci-fi or horror film as a matter of course. If something came along that was intriguing and challenging, I wouldn’t hesitate.”

While it’s good to hear that he’d be back with us right away if the right idea came along, who knows what he’d define as “the right idea” at this point? Still, his latest output has been nothing short of amazing so we really have no reason to complain, do we? Click here to read the entrire intereivew on Wired!

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  • PelusaMG

    Aside from The Fly, Videodrome remains my favourite Cronenberg film to date, and one I think he is unlikely to match in terms of style and originality.

  • sonny gaunt

    No offense but I don’t think Cronenberg has ever repeated himself. Obviously his fascination with human mutation has had a running thematic element thru much of his work.

    Not being 1/1,000,000th as intelligent as he is I cannot grasp what would fascinate him enough in either genre to return to it. On that note I’d love to see it.

  • mansuave

    Critical acclaim or no, Cronenberg’s last two movies were dull affairs devoid of interesting ideas, cliche “important” films that make me worry about the guy. He needs to write something on his own again. A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and EASTERN PROMISES sucked, and simply do not cut it.

  • Sirand

    I don’t want Cronenberg to wind up like Kiyoshi Kurosawa and just do the same stuff over and over again. As long as he’s making new and different movies, I don’t care if they’re horror or not.