Directors: David Cronenberg

BIOGRAPHY (from Wikipedia)

David Cronenberg is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or venereal horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people’s fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical.

In the first half of his career, he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, although his work has since expanded beyond these genres. He has been called “the most audacious and challenging narrative director in the English-speaking world.


Stereo (1969)
Crimes of the Future (1970)
Shivers (1975)
Rabid (1977)
Fast Company (1979)
The Brood (1979)
Scanners (1981)
Videodrome (1983)
The Dead Zone (1983)
The Fly (1986)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Naked Lunch (1991)
M. Butterfly (1993)
Crash (1996)
eXistenZ (1999)
Spider (2002)
A History of Violence (2005)
Eastern Promises (2007)
A Dangerous Method (2011)
Cosmopolis (2012)
Maps to the Stars (2014)


This page will be updated as I watch more David Cronenberg films and therefore his overall rating will change over time. You can see where David sits on in the Directors League here.

2 comments for “Directors: David Cronenberg

  1. 2nd March 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Nice feature 🙂 I haven’t seen a huge number of Mr. Cronenberg’s films either but one I would recommend that you check out is ‘A History of Violence’. Superb performance from Viggo too 🙂

    • sirclive
      2nd March 2015 at 7:06 pm

      I’ll give it a go 🙂

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