Videodrome ★★ 1983
Woods is a cable TV programmer with a secret yen for sex and violence, which he satisfies by watching a pirated TV show. “Video-drome” appears to show actual torture and murder, and also seems to control the thoughts of its viewers—turning them into human VCRs. Cronenberg's usual sick fantasies are definitely love ‘em or leave ‘em. Special effects by Rick Baker. 87m/C VHS, DVD . CA James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky; D: David Cronenberg; W: David Cronenberg; C: Mark Irwin; M: Howard Shore. Genie ‘84: Director (Cronenberg).