I think most of us older horror fans yearn for a return to the days when director David Cronenberg proved himself to be a true master of horror with films like The Brood, Scanners, Videodrome and The Fly – films which often frightened, but which also required some brain input [and possibly a sick bag], but it sadly seems that this will not happen. Well, probably won’t happen. As he said to ‘Entertainment Weekly’:
“I’ve never really resisted that. I’ve been offered many projects and so on, and they just seemed to be a repetition basically of what I’d done already, so that’s not interesting. I think the reason that I started to evolve away from straight horror was just because, instead of being liberating, which it was in the beginning – and it’s a genre that really is capable of delivering a lot more than just scares if it’s done by really talented people – but I think I found that horror was becoming restrictive rather than liberating.”
“So I think in all my films there is still the texture of that underneath everything, but I don’t really see myself going back to that. But you never know, you never know.”
So I guess there’s still a small chance then. Come on David, prove that you can do it one more time!